Today I had the best of intentions of going to quilt with others, and then I realized I haven’t had a weekend off in a month. The thought of lounging in my pajamas before a stressful week was just too appealing. So, I managed to sit around in my pajamas, finish a book, run with my husband, make a baby quilt top, plan for the upcoming week, and read random magazines all before 6 pm. WINNER. Who knows, maybe I’ll even get some more sewing done tonight when my “I’m-a-teacher-sunday-night-insomnia” kicks in. (No, really, it’s legit.)
A few months back when I was on my granny squares kick, I played around with the new Spring House fabric and made this granny square:
I loved this fabric so much that I decided to save it for a later project, maybe even a pillow for myself. Then I realized that this palette goes with nothing in my house. So, a baby quilt it would become. I just needed to add another “layer” to the granny square to make the quilt larger. Also, as a bonus, this line is quite possibly the softest fabric I’ve ever touched. Ever. Buy a charm pack – you won’t regret it.
For the baby quilt, I knew I’d want to double up on some of the pretty fabrics, so I recently bought a second charm pack and another white charm pack. (Like my momma taught me with white shirts, you can never have enough white fabric!)
Literally, less than two hours later, I had a quilt top.
I had way too much fun with my first outdoor quilt photo shoot.
The neighbors probably think I’m really awkward now!
I still can’t decide what kind of border I want. I know I want the overall quilt to be larger, but I don’t know if I want to keep it squared off with the granny square in the middle, or if I want to make it rectangular and have the granny square a bottom corner with room for a quilted design at the top.
When my husband saw this quilt he said, “This looks like that designer, what’s her name, Lilly something?” 1. I love that he knew that. 2. It completely does.
Does anyone need a baby girl quilt?