Friday, January 9, 2015
2015 RSC January Blue Week 2, A Baby Quilt Finish and A WIN!
This week I played with more blue crumbs and made six 4.5" crumb blocks. I turned the two 8.5" crumb blocks I made last week into a hot pad. To see what others made with blue scraps, go here Saturday morning.
Like many quilters, I have lots of blue scraps. While I have my blue scraps out, I want to turn some of them into boy friendly baby quilts. Sharon Vrooman's "Let's Book It 2015 Challenge" encourages us to pull pattern books from our shelves and use them. About a year ago I won an autographed copy of Rachel Griffith's quilt pattern book called Quilts Made With Love. Rachel's "Bitsy Baby" pattern on page 8 looked like a fun way to use some blue squares cut from scraps. I thought a cannery yellow background would make those bits of blue pop.
A fun blue print from my stash made a perfect backing.
It was quilted with a loose free motion meander, yellow thread in the needle, blue thread in the bobbin. I used yellow fabric like the background for the binding. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished a soft 38" square. Thank you, Rachel, for creating this sweet baby quilt pattern. This quilt will be either a gift or a charity baby quilt.
Time to brag. Last month, December, I won Sharon Vrooman's Let's Book It 2014 Challenge! Yah! See the cute little barn and charm pin. LOVE IT! I used my Lazy Girl's Runaround Bag pattern in December.