Keira’s quilt

Well I think making grandma betty’s quilt has got me on a quilting roll because here is my 2nd single bed quilt that I’ve started and finished in a week. This is heading into world record territory for me.

This time I decided to make a pretty quilt for keira since she’s moved into a bunk bed. I pulled out some red and pink fabrics and got cutting. 196 squares in total. 14 squares down by 14 across. Added a 9 inch border all the way around in white quilters muslin. She adores it. I think her face tells it all.
up on the top bunk!
she loves it
one finished quilt
I used a real mix of fabrics. Darla and Delilah (Tanya Whelan), Cherry Fizz (Henry Glass), Hoo’s in the Forest (Riley Blake), Flower Sugar (Lecien) and Colour Basics (Lecien). And I backed it in some Colour Basics too. But of course I forgot to take a pic of the back before I put it on the top bunk bed and tucked in all the edges but I’ll do that soon.
mitred corner
I also took the opportunity to photograph each step of how I do my binding on the machine now. I used to do my binding by hand but doing it on the machine has cut down my finish time by days. Weeks. So I’ll get to finishing the charm square tutorial this week. I hope you’ve been getting some craft done these holidays too.
p.s one of the lovely helpers for Quilts for Queensland has her own project helping out our Aussie soldiers serving overseas. Pop over here and see if you can help out. Jan-maree is a very generous quilter.


  1. Oh Corrie its gorgeous! Beautiful combos of fabric you have chosen well. My crafting is still primarily making Blythe doll Clothes but I am also working on something bigger and more …’crafty’ then sewing based :)

  2. Beautiful! Red and pink is such a gorgeous combination. Miss Keira looks very happy with it too!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!!! xx

  4. cannot wait for machine binding tutorial. I am HOPELESS at hand sewing so several quilts remain unfinished because I cannot/will not do the bindings by hand!

  5. Lovely I bet she will love that quilt for a looong time :)

  6. You’ve inspired me ….today i shall quilt! :-)…love the reds and raspberry co ours….great job…p.s hope the house hunting is coming along nicely x

  7. Stunning (and you would think that the fabrics were all part of one range they go so well together!) You really do make it look effortless!

  8. It looks beautiful. Red and pink make a lovely combination.

  9. Keira and her quilt are both gorgeous. She obviously adores her new quilt.

  10. It is utterly beautiful – I so want to make a pretty pink quilt for my wee girl but to be honest quilts scare me a bit – yikes

  11. Such lovely colours and prints. I’m sure Keira will treasure it.

  12. Such a beautiful quilt!! I always do machine stitched binding too – much quicker and easier and it probably stands up to more wear and tear than handstitching:)

  13. Just lovely, all the fabrics you’ve chosen work so well together – I’m very interested in your machine binding tute – that may inspire me to do more quilting this year too!

  14. It’s gorgeous!!! Lovely colours and Keira looks so happy :)
    I think this year I’m going to make 2 quilts for my boys for their single beds… I’ll add it to the list of things I want to make!

  15. Hi Corrie,
    I’m heading over to my local quilt shop for batting today….I’m taking your advice and using about a meter of fabric to practice free motion quilting and after I’ve quilted, I will cut up for placemats or kitchen mitts and coasters, etc.

    I have this buzz of excited energy and enthusiasm….thank you Corrie, your daily posts are inspirational and I look forward to reading the knowledge you so generously impart. I adore Kiera’s quilt……I think it’s your best yet.


  16. The quilt looks gorgeous Corrie and seems to be very popular with its little owner – no surprise there – thanks for the mention too by the way!

  17. Gorgeous Corrie! I really like the look of that bunk bed too!

  18. Oh my that is divine, red and pink together work so well. I wish i had the patients to learn to quilt :)

  19. Beautiful quilt, I love reds and pinks on it, very pretty!

  20. Gosh that is gorgeous!

  21. Such a beautiful quilt, I’m very inspired to get into quilting. About to buy my first sewing machine (decisions, decisions!) so might be a while off an artwork, but hopefully not too long.
    Keira is a very lucky girl x

  22. I have just ‘pinned’ this and have been inspired to cut out some fabric for a duvet cover for one of my girls. Thanks!! Mine won’t be as lovely as your one as I’m just stash busting and don’t have a great choice of fabrics, but both my girls love it so far. I ♥ your blog by the way :)

  23. It’s a lovely quilt!

  24. Beautiful quilt and beautiful Keira! You are so clever Corrie xo

  25. Gorgeous, it’s so pretty as is Keira & the bunks. So excited to start on a new quilt this Summer.
    The soldiers in Afghanistan are reading Jan-Maree’s blog too, they are loving the quilts she is making them, as it’s snowing there, SO different to us here in Australia. Love Posie

  26. what a happy quilt! Gorgeous.

  27. Adorable quilt! You are amazing doing 2 quilts in the space of a couple of weeks. Well done :)

  28. I love it! You are very clever, and I can not figure out how you have the time and energy for all you do, amazing xx

  29. This quilt is gorgeous, love the red and pink together so girly. And the bunks… heh heh my twins have the same ones, I think they are the only nice convertable bunks out there at the moment!


  1. […] I didn’t really get many quilts out this year. Oops! I started well and then it was all downhill after that. I finished this one on the 2nd January………………………this was just 196 squares that I cut using my Go Baby and joined together. I love it because it’s girly without being too pink and girly. It goes beautifully in the twins room now as finn has blue and red. Blogged here. […]

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