When I was asked to make a baby quilt, I was flattered. When the deadline got moved up a month, I was worried. I am glad I went ahead and ordered the fabric and things I needed, because I could immediately get working!!!
I’m using a pretty simple pattern, which, I have a complaint about. The pattern blocks calls for 2 – 8 1/2″ squares, 2 – 5 1/2″ squares, 1 – 5 1/2 x 6″ rectangle, and 1 – 3 x 16 1/2″ rectangle. When I cut it out, I read quickly and thought I saw 6 1/2″, which is what I cut. I reread, saw it says 6, and trimmed down accordingly. It turns out that it should be 6 1/2″ because the row of smaller blocks are a quarter-inch too short on both sides. >:/
It’s alright, I have trimmed the blocks down accordingly, and everything is fine…it’s just annoying. I also feel like this is a challenge to actually finish a quilt that I have started. I’m proud to say I’ve been making leaps and bounds in finishing up this quilt. I may actually get the top finished today when I get home from work. If I were off tomorrow for Good Friday, I’d really make some headway!!!
Anyhow, here are some pictures of my progress so far! I hope you’ve all had a good week! Sorry I didn’t post last week, I was just in a little funk and needed a mental break.
I do have a question for the quilty minded people who read this; how would you quilt this? I thought about doing a X over all the blocks, I even started kind of outlining it in my head how it would work with one continuous run, but the more I think about it, that starts getting crazy. One wrong turn and it’d be all messed up. I’ve also thought about an all over stipple. What do you all think?
Until next time! Happy sewing!