14 September 2011

a quick baby quilt (or wall hanging)

The other evening I was paging through my sketchbook so far this year and landed on a page for a really simple crib-sized quilt that I penciled in May. I had played with the design in EQ7, as well as typing out instructions a few weeks ago. Here are some of the theoretical sketches from the EQ program:
So, I decided that after finishing my last 2 blocks for the Nubees Block Swap I would try my hand at bringing this quilt to fruition. And if you are going to do one, why not do two at the same time?? I decided to make one as a baby (or kid's) quilt, and try the other one as more general, using a print from Amy Butler's Soul Blossom line.
I managed to choose the fabrics from my stash (only 4 per quilt top), cut and piece both quilt tops in one afternoon. Boy how I love chain piecing! I'm definitely looking forward to doing more of these, perhaps sticking to kids' quilts and bringing in more brights, like that second illustration above. But it was certainly nice to start and finish a top in one day! It's been a long time since I have done that, or even started a new project at all besides the individual block swaps. More to come, indeed!

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