I've been a moderator over at Craftster.org for a few years, and I love making baby quilts when my mod friends have babies! I was really excited to make a baby quilt for sweets4ever’s new baby, and when she told me the color scheme for her nursery it seemed like fate. I had just completed the Quilt Block Swap Round 2, and the color schemes I had asked for two of my groups had the same color scheme as sweets’ nursery! For that particular swap, you pick a pattern and color scheme and receive 3 blocks from each person in a 5 person group. 12 blocks is about lap quilt sized, and I happened to be in 3 groups! I used 15 blocks from that two different groups of that swap but I still have quite a few left!
I picked all the blocks that I felt had the right
colors and worked together well. The pinwheel blocks weren’t as big as
the wonky log cabin blocks, so I framed them out in light gray and then
pieced them together.
I had more blocks I wanted to use than could fit on
the front, so I put them on the back. The back is almost another front!
I improv pieced the back, and included a section leftover from the quilt I had just made a former mod, retroeva!
It's the long blue rectangle in the left column and the squares underneath it of gray
chevron, orange deer, and light gray. I’m really excited that this
quilt has blocks from lots of different Craftsters, and from Eva’s
quilt. You can see blocks from alwaysinmyroom, Donniesgirl, sloth003, homerof2, and waggonswest. If I'm forgetting anyone, please let me know!
I think here, on the back, you can see the quilting
the best. I did wavy diagonal criss-crossing lines inspired by some
quilting my friend Jen has been doing.
For the binding I cut into some Orange Painter's
Canvas from Laura Gunn, my favorite fabric designer! I like the pop of
color it gives to the edges.
I am entering this quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!