Wednesday 12 March 2014

Novelty Print Squares

I seem to have quite a stack of left over child friendly fabrics. As I've made various baby or toddler quilts over the years, there's always just a bit left over and then I need to purchase more for the next and so on it goes.
So in an effort to keep using them up, I'm starting on what I suspect may be a few 2 inch block quilts with various homespun fabrics as sashings. This is the first.
This is my work in progress to date, just the squares done, not even joined up yet. One of our local fabric shops had a special on homespun ($2 AUD per metre). I bought 3 different colours/shades one a pale pink and the other 2 shades of grey. I carefully auditioned and chose a lighter shade of grey and put it on top of all my novelty prints. Then somehow as I moved things around I managed to pick up the darker grey! I'm hoping that once I have the quarter inch seams and a brighter border, the grey will look less prominent. 
Meanwhile I'll also continue to quilt my low flutter - so far about half done and happily a loopy free-motion pattern is working out quite well. 
Until next time,

Linking up with Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts (work in progress Wednesday)


  1. It looks good and such a bargain too! Win-win :)

  2. What a great way to use up lots of smaller leftover pieces of fabric. This is going to be so cheery and colorful. Have fun quilting it.