Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Finished! Itty Bitty Handmade

In March, Amy of Diary of a Quilter had a giveaway of the new quilt kits by Itty Bitty Handmade and I was the lucky winner!  I got my choice of their quilt kits and I picked the Rolling Hills kit.

The happy news that I won came about a week or two after I learned that a coworker and his wife were expecting their second child, a girl.  Rolling Hills was not only my favorite of their kits, it looked perfect for a baby girl.

 The kit is meant to be able to be made by a complete beginner.  They pre-cut the fabric for you and include everything you need.  The maker just needs to have access to a sewing machine, an iron, and scissors.

It took me about 30 minutes to assemble the top, 30 to 45 to layer it with their adhesive, and probably between an hour and an hour and a half to mark and quilt.  I didn't remember to keep track of how long the binding took, but it was a completely different method than what I'm used to and there were several steps.  I really liked the adhesive for layering and might do that again.  I don't know what it was, but I suspect it was school glue.  I was not crazy about the binding method, which involved fusible tape, but I am happy with how it looks, and it was good to try a new method.

They include 2 labels--one with care instructions and one that is personalized to you.  I really like the care instructions label and am now thinking about ordering some similar for myself.

I actually finished this in early June, but baby was a little late!  Baby Pristine joined older sister Poesy on June 21st.  The happy dad comes back to work next week and I am excited to give it to him to take home to his beautiful baby.

Many thanks to Amy for the giveaway and to Itty Bitty Handmade for the generous prize!

This was on my list of Q2 goals for the globally hosted Finish-Along.

2016 FAL


  1. Lovely colors so perfect for a girl! How lucky are you to win this just in time to make a present of it? It's providence, I say.

  2. Lovely quick baby quilt! The wash label is a brilliant idea. Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!