Monday, January 26, 2009

baby quilt



heres the baby quilt, jason and kristin, if your ever come across my blog, pretend you didn't see this. i tried out the mitered corners on this thing, they were a pain for a first try, but i really like how it turned out. i went thru my fq's, and found the shoe fabric, which i was excited for since its girlie but not baby, so i went with it, and i also pulled the teal. you can't tell, but its a mermaid fabric from robert kaufman. i plan on using some for the backing.

i like how this turned out, it looks like a crossword from far away. i think they'll like it. i plan on quilting it in yellow, with a wiggly zigzag. i will probably make the backing tonight or tomorrow.

these are 6.5 inch blocks, imagine a 9 patch with a brick on one side and you've got the block.

what i learned: square up my blocks before i put them together. i think its why so few seams match up. cause i tried to match seams it just wasn't happening.

ps. stash busting
i used 2 yards for the top, but i got 3 fat quarters from freecycle, which brings my total to 219.25 yards, and no money spent. i recommend freecycle. google it.

4 comments:

Barb said...

You did a great job with your mitered corners...looks awesome.

Dragon's Dolphin said...

OMG I can't believe you did all of this since you asked which fabrics to use--wasn't that just yesterday? Geezy petes do I feel like a slovenly slug when it comes to y'all! It looks AWESOME! I think your crossword quilt achieved exactly what you were going for--girly without being traditional and conventional! Love the mitered corners--will you or someone teach me that trick?
~Shelly~

Pat said...

GOSH...I agree with Shelly (Dragon's Dolphin)...you are putting THIS old gal to shame with how quickly you put this together!!! Looks GREAT and your corners are terrific. I rarely do them, but I do love the mitered look a lot better and SHOULD do them more often that way.

Linda B. said...

Well, you certainly don't waste any time! I like your final picks, and it's really cute. Baby will love it.