This is a stash-buster baby quilt! OK, so you don’t need a lot of fabric, but it’s challenging and fun to be able to design a quilt from your stash. I designed this block using just three pieces, and then placed them in rows facing the same way (although I think it would look good if the blocks were randomly turned too).
As this baby is going to be a girl, I wanted the quilt to be modern and happy and playful, I added my own hand-dyed pinks, some crazy lime colors, and a variety of large scale mixed bits and pieces of happy fabrics. For the quilting I did a simple swirly overall pattern. All in all, I think it turned out just the way I wanted it to. A modern baby quilt for a modern mom!
I bound it in the hand-dyed fabric, put a label on the back, washed it so it was ready for it’s first use (soon!) and it was delivered to the baby’s mom today….in advance of her little girl’s birth. Who knew I could stay on schedule? Ha!
New Zone Gallery in Eugene is reopening in it’s new location! My friend Kathy has one of her quilts hanging on display there. Kathy is both an amazing jewelry artist (Moonsilver Studio) and a quilt artist.
Check out the New Zone Gallery information online as it’s a wonderful story of how they came to be, and who they are.
Oh the fun to be had with Cricut! I’ve been a member for about 3 years now and love being able to make my own cards or create cute little boxes. While I haven’t even scratched the surface of what is possible, it’s lovely knowing my little machine is there waiting for me when I’m ready.
So if you are looking for more stuff to do during our pandemic, head over to Cricut and check it out. And if you already own one of the Cricut machines, and haven’t yet signed up for Cricut Access, do it now. There are so many images to use, it’s unbelievably fun!
Green fabric (I know, my camera didn’t pick up the right color of green that this really is!), a hint of leaves, and a bunch of feathers. A friend needed placemats, and this design just popped out of my brain. Swirly, windy, leafy, feathery fun!
Yep, I did it on my longarm even though they are so tiny (by comparison to a regular sized quilt). It’s super fun to turn my brain loose and see what comes out.