Last week I decided to have my sewing student start on her first quilt – a small doll quilt made up of 20 pieced squares. As she was working on it, I realized that it had been a long time since I’d made a real quilt and I missed it. Then, further spurred on by Sew, Mama, Sew!’s Quilt Month features, I decided to make a baby quilt.
While I love all the quilts I’ve been seeing, for some reason the ones that I tear out of magazines for inspiration are always pieced squares. I looked through my inspiration folder and pulled out this picture that I had saved from a catalog. I went through all my scraps and pulled out any and all fabrics that looked like anything resembling pink and started cutting 3-inch squares. 365 squares. The oldest pieces of fabrics are 7 years old. Then newest just a couple of months. I don’t think the fabrics look like they go together up close
or even far off,
but the quilting lines seem to pull everything together. I backed it with large panels of pink from my stash:
And for the first time in years my stash is amazingly pink-free. I have a couple of friends that are expecting. I’m really hoping one of them has a baby girl that can enjoy and spit up on this quilt! :o)
My method of wrinkling (that I’ve mentioned before) is below.
1. Pre-wash your cotton fabric first.
2. Use Warm&Natural batting.
3. Piece, quilt, and bind
4. Throw it in the washer on warm.
5. Dry on low.