Sunday, March 25, 2018
Baby Quilt Top and Some EPP
I cut out some 6 1/2" squares last week for a baby quilt. I tried to lay them out in a checkerboard pattern--white background and coloured squares but it looked a bit blah. I dug through my stash to see if I had some brightly coloured fabric that I could use as sashing...
This looks a lot better! There are a lot of squares with this colour of green in them so it works perfectly! The sashing finishes at 1". I decided not to do an outer border and just bind the quilt in the same green after I get it quilted. The fiddle fabric above is leftover from a pillowcase I made for my dad several years ago. He is 88 and has played the fiddle since he was 5 or 6. My daughter used to love watching Thomas the Tank Engine when she was little. When I was younger, my dad taught me how to paddle a canoe. Our canoe was red. I love gardening, so the potted flowers had to be included too.
Here is the finished quilt top.
The puffin fabric was purchased in Iceland when my husband and I went there to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary a few years ago. One of the fabrics has cameras on it--I like to take pictures. The glasses and pencils are for my daughter--she is an accountant. I hope the baby who receives this quilt enjoys looking at all of the fabrics. I will have to write her a little note explaining the significance of the fabrics.
I have not had much chance to do any hand sewing this week but did get one more EPP plus sign done with cutlery fabric!
Maybe, I will get a few more plus signs done this week. Take a look and see what the other slow stitchers are doing over at Kathy's blog