Hubby's boss is pregnant with her first baby and due in the next month or so. I know I promised myself I wouldn't start any more quilts until I'd finished Master W.'s bed quilt...
But when it comes to babies, I just can't help myself.
some lovely scraps I won from the super generous Sew Wonderful Life), I snagged some pretty aqua and green scraps to round things out. Then I spied a sad little bag of Kona White scraps, left over from my postage stamp quilt. Most pieces were too small to do much with, but I wondered if some splashes of white throughout the quilt might add some visual interest.
I know there are many shortcuts out there for making patchwork blocks, but I'm one of those oddball quilters who actually likes organizing and sewing up each and every square. So, the following night I gleefully headed over to the cutting table, where I cut everything into 2.5" squares and organized the neat little stacks of squares by print.
Another evening was then spent laying out my quilt top. My only rules were that no single print should end up next to its twin, and that there would be at least one white square in each 9-patch block.
A few nights later, the top was done and I was left pondering the back. I could have gone out and purchased some fabric for the back, but I liked the challenge of finding a way to make the entire quilt from stash (I even pieced two pieces of batting together for this quilt). What you see are several large leftover pieces from stash, as well as several lovely vintage sheet pieces that I won in the most recent Sew Mama Sew giveaway from the wonderful Carpe Lanam. Aren't they pretty?
I quilted it up with some wavy lines, bound it with some more scraps and ran it through the wash to get that squishy, crinkly effect. The result: a soft little quilt, perfect for baby push-ups!
And I must say that I love that my little helper is finally big enough to hold up quilts! I love seeing her sweet little face peeking out from behind the top of the quilt!