Hey there, I guess it’s been a while! Life just went super busy with finishing up my degree, but after packing away my sewing machine for a couple of months I’ve been back to more regular sewing since the beginning of May. I have different things under my machine right now, and I’m stopping by to show you my first finish post-hiatus: a baby quilt for my cousin’s newborn boy. Since I didn’t have a lot of time from start to finish I wanted a simple layout I could sew up quickly. I’ve been drawn to the look of Quarter Square Triangles lately and I find them super simple to put together. So a simple QST quilt seemed like a good fit.
Fabric used is a wild mix of Tula Pink, Lizzy House and Robert Kaufmann prints, mixed in some Cotton and Steel and a citron-y Kona Cotton I’ve learned to love (cactus? not sure). I had plans to make a simple border just using big strips of the Tula Pink Seawater blue-greyish fabric, but once I had pieced the inner panel, the Tula pattern seemed overwhelming if used in such big quantities. Thus the border was pieced using coordinating squares of the outer triangles. The border now seems to be forming arrows pointing to the middle of the quilt, which prompted the name of this baby quilt “Wherever You Will Go”. I’m slowly learning to embrace quilt-making as a process, where not everything can be planned in advance.
The quilting is done in straight lines echoing the seams with a 3/8” offset. I might have opted for a denser grid, but was running out of time to get it done, washed and photographed in time before gifting it to its little owner yesterday. I love the little cats, zebra and balloon sneak peaks and the fresh colour palette.
this post is linked up with Monday Makers at Aylin Nilya and Stoffbreite, Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Monday Makers at Hug a Bit Quilts, Quilt Collection at Allie & Me Design, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced ,Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and Thank God It's Finished Friday this week at SLOstudio (love that blog!)