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Finished Baby Quilt

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2015-09-07 08.27.17This quilt began with rummaging though my 6.5″ scrap bin.  I pulled together these pretty florals and semi-solids.  Some were more recent, but some were OLD and needed to go.  It is nice and square, even though it didn’t want to hang flat for the photo.

2015-09-07 08.28.22Yes, I cut the four-patches different widths.  That was a… design choice!  I kind of like it.  I was originally going to use all twelve Disappearing Four Patch blocks for the top, quilt it, bind it, and be finished.  No matter how I turned the blocks on the design wall, they looked like…well, not good.

2015-09-02 09.26.00Sashing was in order.  The #Twilters and I looked at a number of choices.  The deeper ones were appealing, but not soft for a baby quilt.  In the end, I went with a soft blue dot for sashing and a two-tone green for borders.

2015-09-07 08.27.44Quilting was lots of vines and flowers, with minimal marking.  The largel-scale quilting left it nice and soft.  I used a variegated So Fine by Superior for all the quilting.  It shows up, but echos the soft colors.

2015-09-07 08.29.15A special thank you to my photography asisstant, Yuri.

2015-09-07 08.30.34This is headed for Project Linus.

Linking to Michelle’s Let’s Make Baby Quilts and Free Motion Maverics at  Lizzie Lenard’s.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

6 thoughts on “Finished Baby Quilt

  1. Came out really cute Valerie, great choice!

  2. Such a darling quilt. It’s the colors that do it for me. You will be blessed for your loving and caring efforts.

  3. Hello Valerie,

    What a sweet quilt! You definitely made the right choice with the pale sashing. The colours are lovely and fresh, and the quilting is wonderful.

    Would you like to link up with Free Motion Mavericks on my blog?

    Love from England, Muv

  4. Hi Valerie, I really like the way the blocks came out with the sashing. It’s very effective for a baby quilt. It’s great to see the colours your auditioned for the sashing. I’m always amazed at the difference colour makes. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hello again Valerie,

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

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