Friday, January 16, 2015
2015 RSC January Blue Week 3 and a Cat In The Hat Baby Quilt Finish
I've been working through my blue scraps this week and will add six 4.5" scrappy, crumb blocks to my collection. The two 8.5" scrappy crumb blocks in the picture will be turned into another hot pad later this week. A cotton knitted dish cloth made it into the picture, too. To see what others made with blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.
This year I'm going to work through my scraps and cut them into usable sizes. Scrappy strips almost 2.5" will be trimmed into 2.5" strips. Strips almost 2" wide with be trimmed to 2" wide. Strips almost 1.5" will be trimmed to 1.5" wide. Strips less than 1.5" wide and wider than 1" will go into a basket of strings for string blocks later this year. Scrappy crumbs will be trimmed into 2.5" or 2.0" squares. I'll turn crumbs into fabric. Hope this new system works out : )
Would you believe the blocks in this Cat In The Hat baby quilt were cut from a panel a friend gave me a year or two ago. So did the red sashing fabric and the backing. This little charity quilt was fun to make. Thank you Sharon : )
Just look at that backing fabric. Those little blotches of color remind me of Thing 1 and Thing 2's hair! Perfect for this quilt. It's quilted with two wavy lines through the borders. The rest was quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 38.5" x 42". A new mother and baby will love this one. I'll take it to my quilt guild's January meeting.