Two Finished Quilts

by Kelsey Norwood

in Quilting

four corners quilt

The All Star 2 line from Riley Blake is quite possibly my favorite boy fabric lines ever. Because of the new baby due in August, we moved Elliot from his toddler bed to a twin bed, and this is his new quilt! I bought enough fabric to make a second matching quilt for Gus when he’s big enough for a twin bed.

I came up with this pattern, which I will be sharing later, and I love it! I had it machine quilted at Just Sew in Highland, Utah and they did a great job. I used all Riley Blake All Star 2 fabrics.

carsons grandma blanket

And because I loved this line so much, my mom made Gus his “Grandma blanket” out of the orange/blue/brown colors which I love just as much as the green/blue/brown. I love that this line doesn’t have a real theme and can go with any kind of decor over time.

She made up this pattern and I love the organized randomness of it.

And the latest collections from Riley Blake:

emily taylor pirates

Pirates by Emily Taylor

riley blake alphabet soup collection my minds eye

and Alphabet Soup by My Mind’s Eye. Can’t wait to see what’s next from Riley Blake! More awesome boy fabric, I hope!

Both of my Riley Blake quilts need names – any ideas???

Happy quilting!


1 Keri June 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

oh my i love those quilts. i’m so jealous you’re getting all this quilting done. i need a quilting vacation at mom’s.

2 Sue D June 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

Fabulous quilts–I like both patterns but really like the colors of the first one. You have inspired me to use up my stash of fabric and start making things.

3 beth June 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

Hi, I am a new grandma that has just starting to sew again and I want to make my grandson a quilt with that new fabric from Riley Blake called alphabet soup. Do they make kits with all the fabrics in it or do you have to get each fabric cut ? If they do have a kit , where would I find it? I went on the website and I did not see a quilt kit. Oh yes, you are right about fabrics for boys. I have been making Isaac some john johns and the selection is pitiful. This will be my first attempt at a quilt, but I figure that if it is not perfect my sweet boy won’t care since it was made with love from grandma!

4 Shannon Quinn June 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

I love these! I wish I could make something like this! Think I’ll give it a try sometime:) Thanks for the great post!

5 Some Lucky Dog June 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Amazing quilts! Love those fabrics, I’ll have to take a look at Riley Blake!

6 Missy June 28, 2011 at 6:43 am

Kels!?! You’re quilts are SO CUTE! Very Very impressive, Lady.

7 Roxanne Workoff July 13, 2011 at 4:39 am

I’m looking forward to the directions to the first quilt – I make quilts for all the new babies in our ward and I’m getting tired of doing the same old patterns all the time. I think I have the second pattern figured out so that won’t be too hard to duplicate. I love those fabrics too – it is so hard to find boy fabrics in our small town of San Angelo, Texas.

8 Roxanne Workoff July 13, 2011 at 4:41 am

I am considering placing an order and was wondering how much fabric do you think I would need for a baby quilt?

9 Kelsey July 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

Which quilt are you thinking of doing? For the triangle quilt, I did a twin size and used a 1/2 yard of 6 different prints plus about 2 yard for sashing. For a baby quilt for that one, I’d say 1/4 yard of 6 prints would be plenty plus maybe a yard for sashing? I’m going to be writing up a pattern soon. I’ll post it and you can know exactly. I would say 1/4 to 1/3 yard of 6 prints would be enough for either.

10 Jennifer July 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I am planning to make some Christmas quilts for my kids, something they can have on their beds for the month of December. I think that second pattern would be cute enough for kids as well as growing with them as they are older. Can’t wait to see your pattern. If you have a suggestion for a different pattern I would love the advice.

11 Crystal January 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Do you have instructions for that top quilt?

12 Kelsey January 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Not yet…but I hope to soon!

13 Judi March 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

I like your quilt that is brown, orange and blue. I want to make a twin size quilt for a missionary and wondered if you have a pattern.
Thanks so much!

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