Sunday 5 March 2017

Baby Blue

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I imagine I will achieve/cram a great deal into a short time. I planned to spend five days at our holiday place just on my own (plus my faithful dog companion). I thought I'd manage to do quite a bit of quilting, as well as walking along the beach. But what was I thinking when I packed 3 books, and at least 5 projects? At least this time I thought I'd brought my box of small bits of fabric, plus a basket and another couple of bags of scraps.

So I began one small project, but realised, no, I hadn't brought the piece of navy that I now needed to try as a border. So that one would have to wait - but that's why I brought all the other pieces of fabric, to either finish one of the projects (one that only needs to have its borders added, its a quit as you go; or the other that needs to be pinned up and quilted). But no, I felt like beginning another one. So fortunately, since its a baby quilt, I managed to get this one together - but really what was I thinking with the other projects and books - was I thinking I'd complete one each day?

This simple squares with the white sashing in between came together very quickly. I had bought a pack of scraps - they are so well co-ordinated by my local fabric shop, they are irresistible.  I added a couple of other fabrics I had - thanks to the box! Since its a baby quilt I thought a simple cross hatching and then some loops in the sashing would work well.

I'm happy with how it came together. The backing is a quieter pastel shade and I had just enough of the fabric I wanted to use, along with a co-ordinating green, to do the binding.
So I may not have achieved as much as I might have hoped, but it has been both relaxing and satisfying and the rest will just have to wait in line ......till next time.

Baby quilt size 41" square
Blocks 5" raw; sashing 2 3/4" raw



  1. I do the same thing when we come down here to Florida for a few months!! I bring projects that ya, 2 per month or more I'd have to make, books as well, AND I get some out of the library, and it NEVER fails that I pick up at least a few more projects along the way, either in an LQS or in QBL!! Ah well, all good. I just love the baby quilt, such a super collections of colours. Good thing I'm not near your LQS or I'd be increasing my stash even more!!

  2. LOL! I do the same thing! We are so funny! Love that baby quilt! Those colors are perfect! Visiting you from Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict!

  3. I made one of these in pinks and one in blues. LOVE the colors you chose for yours. Beautiful.

  4. Thank you for the visit to my blog and for your sweet comment. I absolutely love your baby quilt. I love the colors and the pattern. I also love your scrappy stars from your previous post. I'm definitely a scrappy girl.