Here we are, a week into a new month. Time seems to be fleeting, so I am trying to enjoy it, but sometimes, Time gives me whiplash! LOL.
I am trying to squeeze as much time in my sewing studio as I can. But things like cooking, partying, and laundry get in the way. So I decided I need to give up some things. Cooking and laundry have to go.
One reason why I need to keep on track is a very special friend of ScientistGirl is expecting a baby boy! MissVet has been with SG through thick and thin, aka 4 years of College. They went to Spain to do the Camino de Santiago Hike their Sophomore year, cried through breakups in College, and then rejoiced last year with their weddings. She is very homemade worthy!
Work on BabyB’s quilt started Sunday. I got the animals cut out from this panel.
The FQs with the panel is for sashing squares that will go all around the blocks. The EQ8 mock up doesn’t have the animals in the blocks, but you can see how the fabrics will play together.
My dilemma was, the blocks are not perfectly square, there’s 1/2″ difference in width/length. So I ended up cutting my strips 2.25 for the top/bottom and 2.125 for the sides. Once I sewed the strips together I cut subsets at 2.125 to sew to the blocks.
Once the blocks were sashed top/bottom, I sewed subsets together for the sashing to join all the columns together. Man was that a train wreck! Seems the sides were a little harder to get the measurements right. So it took a lot of ripping and resewing to get it done. After that, wide borders were easy! Now to decide the quilting and get this done. If I am swift I can have it ready for SG to take to the shower later this month.
While I had the scraps from the strip sets out, I went ahead and made a placemat for April’s donation pile. It doesn’t look so scrappy because the sets were almost uniform, but that’s OK, it still functions the same!
I quilted it with gentle curves. Reminded me of an ocean tide.
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18 thoughts on “Whatever Wednesday”
This baby quilt is going to be such a hit. Your design and fabrics perfectly complement those cute animals!
I hope I do it justice with the quilting, still need to decide what quilting to do! Thanks > >
That’s an adorable fabric. It’s a wonderful baby quilt.
I loved the panel when I saw it and knew it would be a great baby quilt! Thanks > >
This is the cutest baby quilt! Love the way you did the little borders to bring it to square! Smart Lady!
Thanks, I am eager to cross it off the list, so plan to quilt it tomorrow. Maybe I should figure out what design I am using first. LOL > >
That’s an adorable baby quilt!
Thanks! It came together well if not exactly easily! LOL > >
Hi Chris! BabyB and momma are going to adore this cute quilt. The colors are so pretty and calming. How annoying that the squares are actually square. That’s the problem with those preprinted pieces . . . but they are cute enough to overlook those short falls. The placemat turned out well, too. Great use of those leftovers. ~smile~ Roseanne
Thanks Chickadee! I just fell in love with the animals when I saw them. Knowing MissVet was expecting gave me the perfect excuse to buy it! > >
I really like your newest baby quilt–it will be fun to quilt, too! The placemats are very nice–I like the color!
I am quilting the baby quilt with a loopy panto, didn’t want to do more intense ruler work since it’s simple blocks with images. The grid pattern is helping me keep my panto straight! Thanks > >
That is a really special quilt for a special baby! Very sweet of you to make this, and I’m sure it will be treasured 🙂
It’s fun for me and useful for them! That’s what I call a win-win! Thanks > >
That panel was so popular! This will make a perfect baby quilt. Love the placemats. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
It is just the cutest! Thanks > >
All the extra seam ripping paid off. It’s such a cute quilt. I agree 100% with the whiplash comment. How can it be almost mid – April?
By my calendar it is 1 day from mid April!! Life is going too fast! > >