I finished two baby quilts on Monday (before the Migraine of Death visited me yesterday – bleh). They served as leaders & enders for each other in the piecing, and used up the very last piece of batting from my giant roll to sandwich them, so they are forever linked in my brain. And this blog.
This is Greener Pastures, aka the latest Emergency Baby Quilt. I knew the mom was pregnant for a while, but did not know 1) I would be invited to the baby shower (it’s 4 hours away and she’s the daughter of my husband’s cousin) and 2) I would have to ship it to get it to the shower in time. Fortunately a quick browse through the Moda Bake Shop gave some inspiration.
I’m still digging that Eric Carle WoW fabric I picked up at the Super Bolt sale. The green grass print fabric I got a while ago thinking I’d use it to make my husband a football quilt that looked like a football field, and then I decided we had enough dang quilts around the living room so it sat in my stash. I paired the grass border with some hourglass blocks that used scrappy light blues and a landscape print with hints of purple and blue. The parents-to-be were the recipients of Lavender Kiss, so I wanted to bring in a bit of purple.
It worked up nice and quick with only 20 blocks!
I was looking at this random strips of grey flannel robot fabric I had trimmed from the back of Beep Boop, and thought I could pair them with some strips made from my scrap stash. I started pulling in colors that matched and voila!
Even with a walking foot, there’s some shifting, so I guess I need to work on my straight line quilting. I was out of spray baste, which might have helped some, so I’ll try that next time I want to straight line quilt something. This will be donated to the East Cobb Quilter’s Guild charity drive; I still like Project Linus, but it’s more convenient to take donations with me to a guild meeting than arrange a special time to meet the PL coordinator.