Here is the quilt I finished a few days ago. I made for the first time a puff (biscuit) quilt and now I am in love! I see many quilts like this in the future.
I planned to make it for my little nephew, Alex, but in the last moment I changed my mind.
Just before to wash it, I noticed that some fibers migrate through the top fabric (bearding). It is almost invisible but probably it is not a good idea for a 4 month baby.
Maybe it is because of the quality of the poly fiber I used for stuffing the little pillows. Or maybe it is normal as the stuffing is loose and not like a bonded batting.
Did some of you make such a project ? Did you notice bearding ?
My godson is 5 years old and I am very happy to offer it to him. When Alex will be a big boy, I will make another quilt like this for him.
On Internet there are many tutorials on making puff quilts, type on Google “puff quilt tutorial” if you want to learned the technique.
I made my little pillows out of 4″ and 4.5″ squares.
All the family worked on this project: my sister Nina helped me with pinning (the pieces can be stitched very easily without pinning though), my sister Nicoleta (Alex’s mother) stuffed the little pillows and my sister Oana helped me to stitch the binding on the back by hand.
I stitched first all the pillows on three edges then I stuffed them all then I finished them stitching the fourth edge.
It was easy to piece the pillows in blocks and to join the blocks in rows.
I wanted to make it large enough so that Alex to play on it…
I used 256 little pillows and the final size is 52”x52”.
One week was needed to courage myself to add the batting and backing. Because I knew that binding is not too much fun and I knew I have to tie the quilt. I did it, but in my own way 🙂
Yes, I added even batting, a layer of fluffy and lightweight polyester batting.
I received a few comments and I read on Internet that this type of quilt weights a lot.
I thought that because my quilt is not too large it will not weight too much. After I added the batting and the backing it weights much more than a regular quilt. But I am happy with how it turned out.
Come back for new projects! Soon…14th of February is soon enough ??
I am totally amazed at all the time you put into this. It is beautiful! Your nephew is very lucky!
Absolutely lovely, Geta. I haven't made a biscuit quilt myself, but am thinking I should try it… sometime! (-: As always, your work is wonderful.
Están Muy Lindos. ¡¡¡Feliz Año Nuevo 2011!!!, desde Venezuela.
Happy New Year, Geta. It's such a delight to be here and see what you're up to. I've been gone wayyyy too long. I love your quilt. Oh my! You almost make a girl want to try this. 🙂
Thank you for sharing. Warmly, *karendianne.
MONICA GALE says
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours Geta. I WANT ONE OF THOSE QUILTS !!!
Big hugs xx
Beautiful quilt! I really like how you made yours in blocks, making a note to try that myself next time. Happy New Year!
What a great quilt that will be for someone to play on. I have not made one of these so cant help with your bearding or quilting problems sorry, but the quilt looks so soft and cuddly! Great work!
That is just wonderful.
Can you imagine one of these puffy dudes covering your entire bed ?
Ah, I'd lay ON TOP of it, rather than under it !
INCREDIBIL DE FRUMOS! Nici nu-mi inchipuiam asa ceva. Cata munca!! Dar rezultatul este minunat. Un an nou fericit, sa ai parte numai de bucurii, pentru ca tu esti o bucurie pentru atatia oameni!!
La multi ani Geta, sa fii mereu fericita !!!
Iti multumesc pentru acest frumos quilt, o noua provocare pentru mine.
Geta, I wish you a very good 2011! With lots of love and fun.
What a amazing quilt for Alex, I love it!
I wish you a happy new year, and to fulfill all of your ideas.
I used your idea to create a blanket for TV-watching.
Thank you for the idea!
I've been working on a biscuit quilt for a few years. I use a silk/cotton stuffing & haven't had any bearding.
This was a lot of work! Very pretty!
I was planning to make this for a while but I am still waiting for the filling. But 200 squares? No way :))) It's way to much :))
It tuned out lovely. I can only immagine how it feels to stay on it 🙂
The only one I had was made by my great grandma and back then they used old nylon stockings to stuff the puffs 🙂 That quilt was used by me til it literally fell to pieces it was so warm and comfy. Great job!
Mary L. says
How cute. I've always planned to make a puff quilt..someday! Yours is great. Lucky nephew!
Happy New Year! The bearding is a definite problem with fiberfil. That is why batting is bonded and even then it can happen. The comment using silk/cotton sounds like a solution if you can find it.
Wow, that was a lot of work and it looks amazing!
Great quilt, as always. I'll check out the tutorial.
Happy new year!
Leigh the sewing diva says
I've never seen this style of quilt before and I'm in love!! I'm sure your god son will love it too! Thanks for sharing.
I bet he loves the quilt – will be very soft to lay on and if he covers up with it he will stay warm.
Geta – I've been following your blog for awhile and each quilt is a stunningly beautiful piece of art. I've never seen one of these quilts before, but now I really want to try one! Thank you for sharing with us!
maria elena says
Geta felicitaciones… tus trabajos son obras de arte !! besos desde ARgentina
manos de chicureo says
Muy linda colcha. Me encantaría hacerla en algún momento. Seguro que la haré en mi invierno.
Your puff quilt is beautiful. I love the way they look. You did an excellent job well done.
Felicitari pentru performanta de a fi pe podiumul http://www.quiltinggallery.com. Locul 8 in 2010 – intr-o minunata lume a quiltului – este de apreciat. Multa inspiratie pe mai departe!
Beautiful quilt Geta, your quilts are always so lovely. Happy New Year, I look forward to reading yoru blog for 2011! Bernie
I want to lay on that quilt and take a nap. It is beautiful.
WOW that is alot of work but it must be so comfy, I just might make one for me just to see.
Colleen's Blog Long Island NY says
Geta, that is so cute. It would make a great sleeping bag also.
Draga mea, si eu am facut un astfel de quilt pentru un baby, si pot spune ca a fost primit cu bucurie si pana in ziua de azi primesc multumiri. Am cautat intr-adevar sa pun in interior materiale recomandate pentru bebelusi, dar de, eu am de unde alege:)Sunt curioasa cum l-a primit nepotul tau, si Miriam vroia unul, dar i-am spus ca e prea mare. Aici in Kabul tare bine mi-ar prinde….
Simplesmente Silvinha says
Geta Hi you have a great idea, congratulations. His work is beautiful, I'll try to do too, thanks for the tutorial, I'm following you. A great week
my niece is expecting a baby and she has requested a bubble quilt for the baby….
so i must learn……