Quilt | Scattered Petals Baby Quilt

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AddyLou Creates |Scattered Petals Baby Quilt

I've been busy working on a few things around here lately. Trying to keep myself busy creating lovely things, all the while, trying to get this little business of mine to grow.  It's harder than you'd think.  Anyways.  I had purchased a layer cake that 'I HAD TO HAVE' earlier this year.  Didn't have a project in mind, just loved the colors.  I thought I'd find a quilt to work on while things were slow, but never found a pattern that fit it or that I really likes.  Until I happened across this one in my obsessive, compulsive quilt pattern searches.  (You can check out my Pinterest board for how many quilts I have fallen in love with.)

This pattern is from Cloud 9 Fabrics.  It is a free design by Michelle Engel Bencsko called Scattered Petals Quilt.  This was a very easy project to follow.  Although I did modify it - you know because I can never leave anything alone.  I changed it up to use the layer cake I had available.


What I did:

Cut each 10" square from the print layer cake into 4 - 5" squares.

I used about 14 - 10" squares from another layer cake in plain grey for the accent squares.  I cut each of the plain color into 25 - 2" squares.

Then I followed the rest of the well written directions for assembly.

One layer cake will have enough to yield two baby quilts with a few blocks left over.  I used 80 blocks per quilt to give a 37" x 46" quilt.  Perfect for a baby/crib quilt.  You could easily turn this into a twin sized quilt by adding a few borders to make it the right size.

As for finishing, I machine quilted using a diagonal pattern.

AddyLou Creates | Scattered Petals Baby Quilt

I am offering this quilt in my AddyLou Creates etsy shop.  The second one will be coming as soon as I find some time to get it sewn together.

I am just in love with the colors on this.  And how quickly it all came together.


Where to find

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Pattern | Scattered Petals by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud 9 Fabrics

Fabrics used |

Mixologie Layer Cake by Studio M for Moda Fabrics | Purchased from Missouri Quilt Company

Moda Bella Solids Layer Cake- Silver

Backing | Natural Muslin

Binding | Navy blue broad cloth...had at home from another project.

Batting | Warm & Natural Quilt Batting crib size


Hope you have enjoyed my rendition of the Scattered Petals Baby Quilt!  Thanks for reading!



Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags (Now Listed)

Happy Fall!  It makes me sad that summer went so quickly, but to be honest, I love fall.  I love sweatshirt weather, Purdue football games and watching the farmers harvest their crops.  This also means that Halloween is just around the corner.  I am not the biggest fan the 'scary' and 'disturbing' Halloween scenes.  I detest scary movies and their movie pre-views on the TV at night.  My brain is way to overactive and imaginative for all that. I do love the cutesy, and festive aspects of the holiday.  Cute costumes, little witches and goblins trick-or-treating.  Pumpkins, leaves candles - love all that too.  I am excited to start decorating with all things fall.  The kids are starting to put their requests in for their Halloween costumes.  So far requests are for Frankenstein, a Princess, and a Jedi, and who knows what the twins would like.  I think, I might be sewing for a while.

This brings to me to my latest project that I have been working on.  Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags.   They are now listed in the AddyLou Etsy Shop.  These are perfect for your little one trick-or-treating.   They come in 13 different styles. AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Spider Web

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Monster Face

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Happy Pumpkin

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Skeleton

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Ghost

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Black Cat

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Candy Corn

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Boo & Skulls 1

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Boo & Skulls 2

These are just a few of the cute Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags I have for purchase in the Etsy Shop.  Head on over to see what more I have to offer!  Look under the HOLIDAY category to see all the Halloween Trick-or Treat Bags available.

Thanks for reading!

Military Diaper Bag {and other baby gifts}


Happy Friday!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far.  We have been incredibly busy.  And I have been sewing non-stop, hence the lack of posts.  I am here to share some of the things that I have been sewing, but had to keep secret for a while.  Since all the baby showers are over with,  I can share and not spoil the surprise. All of these items here are what I made for my cousin and her husband, who is a Navy helicopter pilot.  Some were surprise gifts.  Others were things that they ordered.  I had a blast making everything.  Though my husband and sisters might have otherwise to say while I was in the throes of making everything, and when things weren't just working as it was supposed to.


They have a nautical theme in their nursery, but also want to keep it so they were able to change the accent colors as their family grows.  So we came up with using navy blue and white as their base.

bumper pads | AddyLou Creates

Then we added in their current accent colors with the sheets.  The navy and white polka dots are the crib skirt.

bumpers & sheets | AddyLou Creates


For her shower my family gave a blanket and a set of bibs.  And I couldn't resist making a few extra bibs in our Alma Mater.

bibs & Blanket | AddyLou Creates


My cousin's sister sent me a picture of something special she wanted created for sister.  It was a diaper bag made out of a  Navy flight suit. We didn't have a flight suit or patches, but  we started brainstorming and this is what we came up with.  I modified a pattern I found.  Made the patches from some embroidery designs purchased and made by me.  And this is what we came up with.  I'm calling it the Military Diaper Bag.

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There are usable zippered pockets on the front. Military Diaper Bag | AddyLou CreatesTwo large slip pockets on the back with a long adjustable  crossover strap. Military Diaper Bag | AddyLou Creates

There are two magnetic snap closures to help keep everything inside.Military Diaper Bag | AddyLou Creates

The inside has five pockets total.  Two decent slip pockets and three elastic pockets.

I am very happy with how this Military inspired diaper bag came together.  And my cousin and her husband loved it!

It has received many 'likes' and 'I want-s' and 'Loves'.....so without further ado.  It is now listed in the Etsy shop.

AddyLou Creates Etsy

It can be fully customized.  Even if you don't want the military diaper bag look, we can change it up to make it how you want it.  Feel free to contact me about a custom listing to fit your needs.

Hope you have enjoyed!  Like I said earlier, it's been crazy trying to get all this sewn with some other orders I will be posting about later.  So please forgive me.  I am hoping once we get back to our normal school schedule, I can be posting more often.

Thanks for reading!


OOPs Sale Starts!


oops saleThe Sale starts today!!!   I meant to put a another sneak peek up yesterday, but life has a funny way of happening.  I ended up throwing my back out and spent the day trying to get it feeling better, and trying to not pick up kids.  Which is much harder to do than one would think. Anyways.

The sale is happening!  Some items are very limited in quantity, so shop early.  If there is something that you'd like made, that you don't see please feel free to message me. :)

And because I like all of you.  I am putting the entire shop on sale!  .  Thank you all for you support!!!

So go on.  Get shopping.  And get some cute things for you little one! :)

Prices in the "S A L E" and "Paci Clip" Section have been marked down already.  Enjoy the 15% mark down on the Bag, Blankets & Burpies!!! 

Head on over to the AddyLou Creates Shop and see what is available!!