Hot off the rack & a giveaway!

One of the most exciting things about my job is that I get to quilt the sample quilts for the Robert Kaufman fabric company. I just finished up this quilt for them and had so much fun quilting it!

I wish that I could have gotten a flat shot of the quilt, but unfortunately, time didn’t allow that! This quilt features the City Centre fabric by Print & Pattern. This fun, playful fabric was a blast to quilt and kept distracting me from my job!

What was I thinking?

Sometimes it can take forever to decide how I am going to quilt a quilt. This time, however, the ideas came quickly and easily. Even though the quilt was made up of adorable houses, I didn’t want the quilting to be so literal. So I opted for a geometric allover design for the houses, border, and middle strips (which you can see at the top of the picture)

I kept the quilting relatively simple in the houses and borders because I knew I was going to do some fun quilting in the background space. First, I quilted long swirls across the top of the sections and then quilted the straight lines. Below the houses, I added little tufts of grass. My 2 year old loved the quilt, so that’s a win in my book!

What do you think?

Would you like to play with some of this fabric, before it’s available? One of the many perks of quilting for the wonderful folks over at Robert Kaufman is that I get to keep the leftover fabric! I have about a half yard of this print, and one lucky reader will have the chance to win it!

Photo from Robert Kaufman fabric company

Just leave a comment on this post and I will randomly pick a winner on Tuesday! Good luck!!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I love what you did with this and have to copy into my idea book. This morning I was thinking of looking for a topographical map of our downtown for a quilt idea. This just added to the fuel.

  2. Rhonda H. says:

    That is an adorable quilt! Two of my boys have their room done in cars/trucks/transportation, etc. so that would make an adorable pillow for the bed. Thanks for chance!

  3. just when i think i can avoid buying more fabric…… of course there is something else not to do without! the quilting is perfect for the houses!!

  4. Love the quilting – it sure blends well with the quilt design!

  5. That fabric just makes a person smile! Great job on the quilt. Your 2-year old has great taste. Love the quilting.

  6. Andrea C L says:

    so cute!!

  7. So creative. Thank you so much for sharing. It is adorable

  8. Wow, that fabric is gorgeous; and so is the quilt. I love the “clouds”.
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

  9. It’s my lucky week, pick me. The fabric is cute and I love reading about your quilting talents

  10. what a fun print! love the quilt too!

  11. I love those clouds! I think I might just have to practice those for a bit today.

  12. Marilyn Wilkins says:

    Angela, love the quilting on this quilt and what a cute quilt.

  13. Becky Greene says:

    I love reading your blog and getting a glimpse into your creative process – very inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric – it is adorable!

  14. I love the quilt, the quilting is really nice. I like the new fabric, the cars and houses would be perfect for the quilt I am making for my grandson. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Love the quilting on that! So creative!! And thanks for the chance.

  16. What an adorable quilt! And your quilting is beautiful! 🙂

  17. carol johnson says:

    It’s wonderful! I really love the swirly clouds 🙂

  18. I love your creativity with this fabric AND the quilting you did is perfect. This is a really cute fabric. I’d make a playmat for our fundraiser for the rural hospital in our district.

  19. I love the wind swept clouds. Such lovely work.

  20. The quilt is really adorable, and I love the fabric. It would be perfect for one of (or some of) my five little grandsons!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love the city quilt. There’s nothing better than home!
    Susi Looney

  22. Your quilting is fabulous! I can think of several ways to use this print, thanks for the chance!

  23. Love this quilt………

  24. What an adorable print! Your quilting is perfect with the design. I want to be so good at something that manufacturers send me their stuff before it’s on the market. (Whine.) Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  25. Diane Powell says:

    Very nice quilt love the pattern.

  26. ooohhhhh, how cute!

  27. How adorable. I love the quilting . . .! 😉 Thanks for the chance!

  28. Your quilting is so perfect for this cute quilt!

  29. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a truck load of fun.

  30. Looks like a truck load of fun.

  31. What an adorable quilt! I’d love to have a piece to make something for my boys! 🙂

  32. I love all those little bitty prints with houses and cars. Love the swirling wind above the houses. Such beautiful quilting!

  33. Love your quill and the quilting is outstanding. I love looking closer and seeing all your details. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Jennie P. says:

    Awesome quilting! Thank you for the chance to win!

  35. Just simply adorable. The quilting is so artful, yet simple. You are a real talent, and thank you for sharing your ideas and results.

  36. I love how you’ve quilted this one, and what a cute quilt! I love the fabric, my little boy would too!

  37. I love the new quilt & your quilting is perfect for it!!
    I’d love a chance to win the half yard; it would be a cute addition to a child’s quilt. Thanks for the chance.

  38. I love this fabric.. it is just adorable!!

  39. As always, the quilting is absolutely beautiful Angela. Love it!

  40. I love the long swirls above the houses.

  41. Cute fabric. Wonderful quilting!!

  42. Especially love the background quilting!!

  43. Oh that is so neat I would love to get to quilt up new fabric. That quilt looks amazing great job.

  44. It is sew cute. It would make a great little border! Thanks, Mary

  45. What fun fabric and what a great child’s quilt!

  46. I just love the swirls, such fun.
    I am loving finding out how you do your quilting as I am new to free motion quilting and don’t really know where to begin 🙂

  47. I like the swirly-swoopies above the houses! Nicely done!

  48. Ooh how cool, that would be great fabric for a new round robin bee that I’m in – my theme is strips to make up a town scene! Love how you quilted this too with the clouds in the sky

  49. Love the swirly winds! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. This is such a sweet quilt! And your quilting complements the pattern & fabrics beautifully. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  51. Love this quilt. Love your quilting I just ordered ur book can’t wait.

  52. A new boy due at our house. I would love to make a sleepy blanket using that adorable fabric.

  53. Love it! As a mommy of a boy, it’s so tough to find good boy-ish prints that aren’t babyish. 🙂

  54. says:

    Love, love, love the quilt!! Your quilting on it is just right!! And I’d love the piece of fabric your giving away

  55. I would be honored to be the recipient of this fabric. What fun ideas spin in my head!!!

  56. It would be an honor to receive such a packet of fabric. Oh the ideas circulating in my head!! It would be fun to be a winner.

  57. this fabric is adorable! I’d love to play with some!

  58. Glenna in TX says:

    Love this print. The quilt sure looks like fun.

  59. What a darling quilt! Love it! I’m wanting to learn how to FMQ. I’ve been taking baby steps. I think how you quilted this is so clever! Great job!

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  60. love the quilting you did – very ingenious

  61. I love what you did with the quilt, love the fabrics and the design

  62. Angela — Love it !

    And thank you for the idea – I’ve been struggling on a quilting design for a bird house quilt I did some time ago… i think the swirls or “wind moving across the rooftops” will work !!


  63. Germaine says:

    ohhh I love this cute quilt! Thank you for the idea. I’m planning something similar for a long time, but fabric with cars would not have occurred to me reasonable. 🙂
    Greetz from Switzerland

  64. My goodness that fabric is lovely!! You did a fabulous job on your quilt.

  65. happy quilt!

  66. I love your quilting choice! the swirls and lines and just perfect.

  67. Love the clouds et al you added; and this darling fabric is perfect for I-spy quilts for which I collect novelty prints during my life travels on and offline.

  68. Anonymous says:

    Your quilting is wonderful and the pattern is so fun! Thanksf for the chance

  69. Beautiful! I just love seeing how you quilt these tops.

  70. Those swirly clouds are wonderful! I’m so glad you’re willing to share with all of us.

  71. Mary ann says:

    Wonderful quilting Angela! The clouds and grass are such a fun addition to the quilt! Thanks for sharing the fabric, it’s cute!

  72. Once again you gave “life” to yet another quilt. what fun and cheerful fabric.

    Boys of any age would like this.

  73. Terrific quilt and happy fabric!

  74. A.G. Lindsay says:

    I have only been reading your blog for a little while, but I get so much out of it. I have been quilting for many years, but I get to the completed top stage and get stalled. I really like how you analyze the quilts and the fact that you give interesting, understandable reasons for choosing the patterns you do. It really helps me in doing the same thing to my tops so I can choose how to quilt them. Thanks! (BTW, the houses quilt is adorable, and the quilting motifs very clever.

  75. I have been thinking about uilts I’m going to make my grandchildren and think this fabric would be an inspiration to work around for one of them.

  76. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto says:

    O quarto da criança tem ônibus e fuscas,acho que ficaria lindo uma almofada para sua caminha pouco.Obrigada e fique com DEus.

  77. What cute fabric that is. Love how you quilted the quilt

  78. Yes, please – such cute kid’s fabric
    Congratulations on your book. Signed up for that blog posts too. I do like your designs. Will be reading more on feathers (I’m handquilting my first feathers). Thanks for the chance.

  79. Would love to win some of that fabric. The double decker buses remind me of when my daughter was studying in England. I would love to make her something with it.

  80. Cute print, what boys don’t love cars and trucks. I would love to make one of my boys a library bag, or throw quilt with some of this pattern.

  81. I could find lots of yses for those scap and other. By the way yous id darlings. Thank you for this wondeful giveaway. I alsohavee my scraps seperated.

  82. Beautifully quilted. I love this fabric and would love to play with it.

  83. Paula Coleman says:

    What a cutie, patootie quilt! With the quilting and colors, it looks like such an airy, Spring-y quilt, just like it is flying in the wind. VERY nice! Thank you for the opportunity to join in on the giveaway.

  84. So fun. This would be great for my kids.

  85. fun fabric! I’d make a dish mat with it!

  86. I love this fabric. I’ve been making landscape quilts, and how cool would this be to make a city scene??

  87. Kathy MacKie says:

    I really love leftovers-wahoo!

  88. Aww, you’re so lucky. The fabric line is so cute. My sister is expecting two twin boys in July, and this would be perfect for a little something to stitch up. I’m thinking a couple of burp cloths or bibs.

  89. Those little trees and red buses are absolutely adorable.

  90. Kris Jarchow says:

    That fabric is so cute. You did a great job quilting and it really give it movement.

  91. Auntie Pami says:

    As always, your quilting is impeccable.

  92. The swirls are perfect!!! I love how simple shapes come alive with the right quilting! Nice job.

  93. You are inspiring!!


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