Monday, August 31, 2009

Pocket Change

The 'Pocket Change' coin quilt is just a few stitches from being completed, but I couldn't wait to show it to you. I love it. The tutorial should be up on the sidebar of my blog later this afternoon. (Yes, I ripped out all the quilting from the no batting fiasco. A summer quilt wasn't what was in my head and once I have an idea in my head, it's hard to get it out. Stubborn, I know. I've been told that once or twice.)
Again, the back is a bit of fun...a few extra rows of coins.
A close up of the quilting...a compact straight line argyle-like pattern.
TUTORIAL IS UP...look in the sidebar. I've also created a flickr group for items made from patterns and tutorials that I've shared on this blog. Come join the group and show what you've made. It's always nice to see when the effort I put into tutorial making actually gets used. So join the group and post your pics!! I can't wait to see what you've made.
I attended a baby shower for a lovely young lady who has grown up before my eyes. Now she's going to be a mom. She and her future little one received this quilt.
I made a little bag for it. Actually, it's not really for the quilt...it's to hang over the head rest of the car to toss in all those baby/kid things that need to be in the car. You know, books, toys, extra pacifiers and of course snacks.
The shower was great fun. I can't wait to see the little one with his/her quilt.

For those who asked...I used the Kidlet tutorial at JC Handmade for the car organizer. I used part of a quilted zig zag pillow sham for the front of the bag. I adapted her design a bit by making it larger 15x15 and I changed the size of the pocket to accomodate the book, but other than that it's pretty much the same. I also sewed two lengths of the polka dot ribbon together on the edges for the handle. I wanted polka dots to be on both sides, plus it gave it a bit more weight and strength. Oh, and I added a tall pocket on the inside to hold a bottle. Hope this helps.

47 comments:

AJ said...

Love the coins quilt! And the car organizer is such a great idea.

calicodaisy said...

Pocket change! What a great name for your quilt.

Cynthia said...

The carseat organizer is great. Do you happen to have a tutorial for that? And I really need to tie more things with ribbon!

connie said...

What a great quilt. I love the fabrics you put together.

I also love, love, love the baby gift. What a great idea!!! You continue to amaze me.

Have a great week

Nancy said...

Love the car tote?? Tutorial for that? Please? or just the cut sizes. I can make the bag and figure out the ribbon, but need to know a good size...

molly said...

Wow Jacquie. Love the car organizer idea. What a practical and useful gift.

Di~ said...

Wonderful, you just amaze me with your creativity!

Heather said...

I love this - the pocket change quilt to the little zig zag and car organizer - awesome!!!

Lisa said...

I love how you wrapped the quilt up! What a nice gift!

RazakFamily said...

I love the bag...I would love to see a tutorial on that one...or just instructions!
I am going to have 3 soon and definitely could use something like that!!!!!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Love the colors in your coin quilt. I still wonder when you sleep!

amy smart said...

What fabulous creations!! The coin quilt is wonderful and the argyle quilting is so great!! Also the zig-zag - what a perfect baby quilt. AND the bag! Holy smokes! You are on a roll. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Marianne said...

I love your coin quilt. Love all the jewel toned colors in it. I bet the mom to be loves it! Lucky mom!

MichelleB said...

All of it is wonderful! I love that zig zag quilt. And what a great idea the car organizer is.

pattynubs said...

The coins quilt turned out wonderful! Thanks for the car organizer info. I am always looking for a cute way to present a gift - I hate using wraping paper, it is such a waste.

Team NE said...

Beautiful! What a lucky baby!!

Trisha said...

Love your coin quilt and the baby gift. Great idea to make a car organizer!

Alissa said...

The coin quilt is to die for!! Love the zig zag too. You can do no quilting wrong!

Nedra said...

You make it sound so easy! Love what you have done. And the picking out of stitches was worth it.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Gee, aren't you supposed to be resting your hands?

Love the car seat bag. I would need to make it out of black though, The Monster always has her feet on the back of the seat.

KateKwiltz said...

I can't believe you took all that quilting out! And Cheryl's right -- aren't you supposed to be taking it easy?
Love the quilts, the bag...you've been busy!

belinda said...

aaahhh....at last...after such a
funny..uh, I mean awful ordeal you had with this one.
Hey, I would get pregnant again if I could get one of those cute quilt/carry all bags......NOT!!!

Mrs Moen said...

I'm thinking: WOW what a wonderful quilt! Loved the missing batting story, by the way; glad to hear I'm not the only one who stupid does now and then:-)

Victoria said...

Good going, and all's well that ends well! I love the quilting on the coin quilt, just wonderful! And what a lucky mom and baby to be, to receive such a beautiful and thoughtful gift.

Stephanie said...

Love your coin quilting. The argyle quilting pattern is a perfect compliment. A quilt in a kidlet. Great gift!!! I love coming here for inspiration by Jacquie.

Catherine said...

I love the pocket change quilt!! What a great idea!

Doris said...

Oh, Jacquie, I just found out I will not be making it to see your show this Friday...my last chance! :-(

I've been working six day work weeks and will continue through September...so despite my plans for a quick jaunt over to KC this weekend, It isn't going to happen. I was so looking forward to meeting you in person and seeing your quilts...I wish you all the best this weekend, just the same.

Allie said...

Beautiful work Jacquie! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing the resource for the car organizer. A friend is due later this year and I would like to make one of these for her.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I love all the teal/aqua blue in your coin quilt - and then to frame it in the same color - yum! Great car organizer!

Candace said...

Wow - that is pocket change definitely worth it's weight in gold, Jacquie! I love the car organizer - for any sort of stuff!
Cheers!

Katherine said...

You are so inspiring, Jacquie. I love the pocket change quilt and the baby quilt and car organizer. They're just beautiful.

em's scrapbag said...

The coin quilt is fabulous!
What a great baby gift! It's sure to be appreciated.

Antique Rose Designs said...

Love the quilt and thanks for the tutorial I will give this one a go. Take care Carol

Bekhy said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! And for the link to the car organizer: what a great gift idea!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I think I'm in love with that quilt. Not surprising! I think I'm in love with all your quilts! LOL

audreypawdrey said...

The coin quilt is beautiful! I am definitely adding that to my list of quilts to make. The car organizer is awesome! I need one-so it is going on the "must make in the immediate future" list. Thanks for always inspiring and giving new ideas!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love your coin quilt, I love the fabrics you used and being a new Grandma, I must make a bag for my car. That was one lucky lady that received such a wonderful gift from you!!!

Heleen said...

Your coin quilt is lovely! you used real nice fabrics together.

Thimbleanna said...

Both quilts are just gorgeous Jacquie! I love the fabrics in that baby quilt -- what a fun design for a new baby -- and a great package you put together!

Miss Lady Bug said...

I love them all as ever, they're just perfect and the bag... gorgeous!!

Liz said...

Just fantastic! Any mom would love it.

Rebekah said...

love the new coin quilt and thanks for posting a tutorial. That quilt is such a great way to use up scraps

Janis said...

Love, love, LOVE the coin quilt. And the baby projects too. And is that "Pat the Bunny"?! A classic at our house, a tradition started by my grandmother. :)

Janet said...

What a great idea to make a matching bag for a quilt. Thanks for all the effort and time it takes to make a tutorial. They are appreciated.

Rima said...

This is just gorgeous!

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

Anonymous said...

OMG- I LOVE the Pocket Change . I just sent the tut link to my mother requesting it as a crib quilt for my when I have my first child (I'm not even married yet, haha) I can just picture being the inspiration piece for an entire nursery!