Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - All Framed Up

It's Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature.  And with my super exciting  Charming Baby Quilts Book Announcement on Monday, of course, today's throwback has to be a charm pack baby quilt ;)    And this quilt is also a perfect throwback for today because that cute little angel on the quilt . . .ya, she just turned 8 a few weeks ago!!!  Yup, that is my baby girl Jocelyn, my how time flies!!!   So throwing back 8 years today to bring back the All Framed Up baby quilt!!!

 As I said, this is a Charm Pack friendly quilt.  You just need 2 Charm Packs and a Yard of Background fabric to whip this adorable little quilt up.   I used Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics and I just love how perfectly All Girl it is without being just pink!!!  And of course, it is out of print now, but a lot of Bonnie and Camille lines have similar color schemes!!    And you can just as easily pick a Charm Pack that reads All Boy and then I would just change out the flower applique to a star ;)  

And speaking of that applique, I think that is really what set this All Framed Up quilt apart.   I love the framework geometric design of the quilt, and adding a dainty applique in the center just finishes it perfectly.  It really does make it pop in the frame of the quilt.   And raw edge applique is so fun and fast and a great way to add that pop.  If you have never tried it, I recommend checking out my Applique Basics Video Tutorial, as it is a great way to add to your quilts that is really much easier than it looks ;)  

And this All Framed Up quilt is still a favorite in our home after 8 years.  It snuggled Jocelyn for the first year of her life, and ever since then, its new home has been in her stuffed animal basket.   I still will see her occasionally taking them all out of the basket and setting them all on a blanket for a pretend picnic.   So sweet!!!  This quilt just has a wonderful array of memories of my baby girls tied up in it!!!   I just love that about quilts!!!  

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own All Framed Up quilt  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.  It finishes at 40" x 40" so it is perfect for a wee one.    And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your All Framed Up baby quilts!!!

Oh, and one last picture that I just had to share.   Obviously this picture didn't make the "photo shoot" finals list, but how cute is Jocelyn with her hand reaching out and her toes pointed up :)   What a cutie pie she was, and still is today.   I think she will always be my baby girl, no matter how old she gets!!

Thanks for popping in today and have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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