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WoW-E! {a custom quilt}

Posted on: February 13th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon
Custom WoW-E! quilt 51″ x 61″

This quilt was truly a labour of love and is now on it’s way to the new owner.  But it is not traveling alone. WoW-E! #3 is a custom order toddler quilt, ordered from my Etsy shop.

Custom WoW-E! quilt on the well house door

Plus this special little doll quilt made to match!  Wider borders were added to the top and bottom to bring this little quilt to an approximate 22″ x 24″ size.

And finally this matching Woodland Friends birdie flannel toddler pillow case size 14″ x 19″.  With envelope style closure on the back.

I just had to make the dolly a little pillow, too.  That was not part of the request.  But it just had to be.  Both pillowcases were made using the French seam method.  No fraying or stray threads.  This doll pillow is slightly larger than the one made using my doll pillowcase tutorial.

During all those hours spent piecing and pressing, I thought about how much I would like to make this quilt again.  No.  Really.  And when I do, these blocks are going to be in an on point setting.  And the quilt would be 57″ x 71″.  Maybe I should go larger?

WoW-E! in SOLIDS on point – 57″ x 71″

This is my third time making a quilt using the WoW-E! pattern.  Well…. Three and a half if you count the doll quilt.  Hahaha!  And I am looking forward to making my fourth using the on point setting.  The on point setting was inspired by the photo of the original quilt below.

This custom order quilt was inspired by both of the WoW-E! quilts I made previously.  The same fabrics used in the original WoW-E! quilt, plus a few extras, were used to make the 30 main blocks.  And the 4 found in the matching doll quilt.

Original WoW-E! quilt 41″ x 51″

The original quilt used only 20 blocks and finished at 41″ x 51″.  The 30 blocks used in this custom quilt allowed for an additional row and column, and brought the size up to 51″ x 61″.

Kona cotton solids in Aqua, Breakers, Cypress, Asparagus, Green Tea, Lemon, Daffodil, Sunny, Salmon, Mango, Melon, and Punch were used to make the main blocks.  Also included was one Coal block with Black center.  Snow was used for the background and Silver for the sashing and borders. Coal was used for the main block centers and for the cornerstones as well as the binding.

Among the requests inspired by the second WoW-E! {redo} quilt, was this adorable Woodland Friends flannel backing from Northcott Fabrics.  And the quilting style…  Spiral quilting!

WoW-E! {redo} quilt in Northcott ColorWorks

Here are a few close up shots showing the details of this custom order WoW-E! quilt.

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38 Responses

  1. ~Diana says:

    Stunning Lorna! Love this design, love the use of solids!

  2. Shannon says:

    That is such a beautiful quilt!! I love it so much!! Great job!!

  3. Shannon says:

    That is such a beautiful quilt!! I love it so much!! Great job!!

  4. Lace Faerie says:

    Turned out quite lovely! Such a sweet touch to include the dolly pillow and case!I love the idea of turning the blocks on point!

  5. contadina says:

    Lorna, this quilt is so beautiful, absolutely amazing and I love it ♥The colors are so bright and shining and the whole quilt is really a masterpiece!I (as a beginner in quilting) cannot imagine how someone can sew this accurate a quilt like this … with all those tiny pieces… Wonderful!I also cannot imagine how it is possible to quilt this big thing in spirals under a sewing machine like yours?? And I wish I could have looked over your shoulder while quilting it. :-)Thank you for the inspiration and also for the elephant parade qal – it's such a big fun 🙂

  6. KathyinMN says:

    Its spectacular. I thought I loved the squiggle quilting on the original, but the spiral quilting is out of this world. Plus the doll quilt? Amazing finishes!!

  7. Kerstin says:

    Wonderful quilt! And the spiral quilting is just perfect with it.

  8. Ruth says:

    Gorgeous Lorna, that circular quilting is perfect for it, really pops in the photos and I love all the extras!

  9. love that quilt pattern and the spiral quilting suits it – you have a winner here

  10. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful quilt – Lovely colors. I can see why you'd want to make it again – and again! Love the circular quilting. I have thought of that, but unsure how I would do it and keep it all uniform. Again, Beautiful!!

  11. EmileeHope says:

    Love the idea of it on point…such a beautiful quilt every time you make it! Have you thought of doing it with prints or are you sticking with solids?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Love, love, love all of it! The colors, the spiral quilting, the matching doll accessories. Beautiful! I can't wait to see your on point version!

  13. Unknown says:

    It really is so fabulous. The colors are spectacular!

  14. Unknown says:

    It really is so fabulous. The colors are spectacular!

  15. Jayne says:

    This is amazing right down to the tiny little pillow! So sweet. You killed it on the quilting…again! YAY you!

  16. Jasmine says:

    It looks amazing! But my favorite part is the matching doll set.

  17. Needled Mom says:

    That is really gorgeous! I love the little doll quilt as well – a real labor of love.

  18. Congratulations on the custom order. I always feel great when I ship one off. 🙂

  19. Ioleen says:

    Beautiful !!! Love this pattern. Love the colours you used. Love everything about this post. The doll quilt is the cutest little thing. Got to get busy and make one.

  20. Jen W. says:

    Beautiful! And I love the matching dolly pieces, too!

  21. Vera says:

    Great finish! It is beautiful and the quilting is perfect! Plus the doll quilt is adorable!

  22. Susan says:

    Well done! And adorable that the doll has a complete set too!

  23. This is such a beautiful and stunning finish! No wonder it was custom requested! Whoever the toddler is, is going to ADORE and LOVE this! So bright and vibrant… s/he will be the cool kid at the playground! haha

  24. This is a beautiful quilt! I love love love it!

  25. Oh Lorna, you create the best quilts!!! The colours, the pattern, just superb!EstherIpatchandquilt dot wordpress dot comesthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  26. Lorna, this new quilt is stunning, sew much work!I love the spiral quilting -it looks so great.Liebe GrüßeBente

  27. That is wow all over!! The spiral quilting looks great and I love that little doll quilt. Very sweet of you to make a pillow too!! So small and sweet and cute!!!-Soma

  28. gosh that's beautiful… I especially love the backing. I am loving kona solids right now!

  29. Its as beautiful as all the others! I do like the on point version as well. I never want to repeat a quilt – I can't imagine making 4!!

  30. Love these quilts, Lorna! And the doll quilt with matching pillowcase is too cute for words! That pile of Kona makes me a little dizzy… but then I bet you knew that would be my reaction! 🙂

  31. Lara B. says:

    So fabulous Lorna! Your Wow-Es are so great – every one of them! Love the spiral quilting you did! Was that hard to get so perfect? That array of Konas just knocks my socks off!

  32. I can see why you like doing this quilt Lorna, it's beautiful! Love the mini me versions too 🙂

  33. SarahZ says:

    Absolutely spectacular finish!!! Your customer is certainly getting her money's worth! What a treasure!

  34. Wow-e is right! This is so gorgeous, Lorna! The colours, the design, the quilting – perfection!

  35. JanineMarie says:

    I love how the cozy flannel print complements the front. Such a cute set! And I already know I'll love the on-point version.

  36. I know I am repeating myself here, but this is gorgeous! I am impressed with how quickly you turned this one around! Gorgeous!

  37. Christine S says:

    Gorgeous as always!!

  38. Laura Chaney says:

    Beautiful quilt, and that little doll quilt is just too precious.