Once again, my mind was spinning with what to make with the fabrics I'd been given. I wanted to do something with a lot of color, so I went to some of the small strip pieces we'd been given. They were about 3" x 10". That gave me some nice color. I should have taken a photo of the colorful strips- but I jumped into cutting before I thought about it. I cut the blocks 3" x 3".
What pattern to use? I usually make baby quilts that look very cute and baby-ish. This time I was still thinking about the modern challenge we had a couple months ago, and thought maybe I'd do something with squares and with more of a modern look.
Have you ever gotten ideas in your head that don't go away? When we had the modern challenge, there were all sorts of patterns I thought about using. Then we had the curves challenge and all I could think about were curves - ha! This baby quilt let me use one of the modern patterns that I liked.
Here is a photo of the finished quilt - with a little friend.
The quilt measures 37" x 37". This quilt was different for me as I didn't start with a pattern. I started with the colored block size and went from there. I used a yellow batik called Swirl Leaf - Blond Ale from the Twilight Blush collection for the sashings, center squares, backing and binding.
It usually takes me awhile to decide how to quilt, but this time I knew from the start that I wanted to use straight cross hatching. I used a nice Blendable thread from Sulky. - 4126 for the quilting. You can't really see it from the photo, but it picked up the colors in the blocks, and looked nice on the back too.
This is a great quilt for using scrap blocks. It goes together easily.
Do you need a quick baby quilt? Give it a try!