Friday, July 11, 2008
My neighbor recently gave me several bags of fabric. She had received them from an aunt who was moving into a retirement community and downsizing. Lots of fat quarters (approximately 18 in X 22 in size pieces of fabric for you non-quilters), some half yards, and even some that are 1-3 yd lengths.
This quilt started out with me playing around with double 4-patches made from some of the fat quarters. I had twelve 8.5 in square blocks (including seam allowances). How to set them? I looked through the fabric and found the floral. Just enough for six squares. Then I found the lovely blue for the outer triangles. While I was trying to decide if I wanted to add more to make it larger, I heard of someone who needed a baby quilt. Even better, the baby is a girl. So I decided it was a perfect size, 33.5 in X 44.5 in.
Here you can see the fabric a little better. It is machine quilted with a pale rose color thread on the front.
I wish the quilting showed up better in this picture of the back. The back is a ecru daisy pattern fabric. The bobbin thread color is ecru. It really looks nice.