Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Little Quilt

Stack of scraps to start with

Last week I started with the above pile of scraps. A dear friend of mine gave birth to a little baby girl and I thought this is a perfect opportunity to use scraps left from my daughters quilt.  Even thought I have mixed feelings about giving people hand made as a gift I wanted to do this for her. I'm always worried that people don't like what I have made and don't know what to do with it. All my hard work ends up being clutter in someones closet! Being constantly battling with clutter myself that really would be a horrible gift to give.

At the end of the day I already had a nice stack of blocks. I'm getting kind of good at this - or at least fast! And I'm so enjoying this process. You should have seen me when I was cutting and piecing these with a big smile on my face. Happy happy joy joy! Silly, really.

  Blocks for baby quilt 

And this is where I am at the moment. The border in aqua is quite outside of my comfort zone but the colour really reminds me of my friend and I think she will like it. It also makes the quilt more fun for me to make. Exploring new possibilities is always fun. 

  Baby quilt in making 

I have now one week time to finish this thing, which would be OK if that would be the only thing I have to finish this week. I hope to be soon back to tell your about my other project (fingers crossed).


Minnado said...

The blocks look beautiful. I love the colours and fabrics you are using, so very pretty. I think I know some people I can give homemade gifys to and some people I just wouldn't!

Rachel Hauser said...

Yes, very similar indeed! I felt as you did - this was such a fun spontaneous way to design a quilt. I'm sure your friend is loving it!