When making a quilt from two and half inch squares, (as I'm currently doing) the appeal of 3 inch squares is quite strong it seems. Just that extra half inch - and the fact that a friend had gifted me some strips that size, called my name and I had to make some four patches. Beginning with the brightly coloured squares (second from the edge) I found colours that were either included or co-ordinated well.
The centre went together quite quickly, then what to put on the border? I auditioned reds, blues, greens and then hit on this one that seems to work, perhaps because it links to the centre green. Since I'm also quilting another quilt that is a bit more intensive in the specific repeated pattern, the simplicity of the orange peel quilting and spineless feathers, which I really enjoy, made this a far easier and quicker finish.
Here's a close up of some of the bright colours:
And I am so fortunate to have such wonderful friends who share their scraps, or pieces of backing they don't currently have a purpose for. Another friend gave me this cute sheeting that just seemed perfect for this baby/child quilt:
So I guess its on to the other works in progress now - amazing how much fun a small (this one's 45 inch square) quilt can be, very satisfying. I'll get the binding on and pass it on to my friend whose new baby grandson came three weeks early and has spent some time in intensive care.
Until next time,
Very cute quilt, Lynn! I completely understand the appeal of taking a break from one project to do another that is simpler. And the opposite is true, too: after several easy quilts, it's really great to stretch ourselves with something more challenging :)ReplyDelete
I love the bright colors and your placement.ReplyDelete
Oh, your little quilt is so nice. I like doing simple projects that work up quickly, and yours is perfect. I'm sure your friend's grandson will love it - I hope he gets to come home soon.ReplyDelete