This was a special request quilt, which also happened to be a stash buster. The mom requested a quilt that has lots of different images, to have fun identifying things with baby.
As a result there is a little of everything in here. Ladybugs, cupcakes, rabbits, birds etc.
I used some batik for the backing that I got on the $3 a yard sale cart at On Board Fabrics and some butterfly fabric that had been cut in squares for a long-abandoned project and all in all, a great stash buster!
When I say super fast, I mean that if you spent more than 20 minutes at a time working on it you could get in done very fast. It took me a couple weeks, but only because there was so much other stuff lurking near my sewing machine.
The fat border is also the backing and from an old Ikea duvet cover that I never used.
It is a present for Lauren. If only she would get me her mailing address so I could send it to her! Hint! Hint!
We have been busy with the Philadelphia Live Arts festival (working- seeing shows- drinking with our friends) but I snuck in a little sewing on this Sunday morning. I think I might have to tear out one seam that is killing me while I am looking at this picture. But otherwise I LOVE this pattern, I already started another one.
In other news, I am going to be the artist of the week for the Lansdowne Farmers Market in 2 weeks time. I am so very honored, but will have to start sewing some more onesies to sell. And maybe try some of those little stroller blankets I have seen on etsy… Much more sewing to come.
This is the piecing for a quilt I am hoping to get done soon. The weather has been way too beautiful to stay inside and sew. I have been moving wood piles and pulling ivy instead. August and 70 degrees, heaven!
How easy is this pattern? I can’t believe I haven’t done it before. And it is quite the stash buster too! I tend to horde blues, because I love them so much. But this helped me get rid of some weird ones that were always a shade off. The center lighter diamond has fabric from the great “vintage sheet swap” which I loved participating in!I have many plans for this pattern. I have already started a green & blue stack…
Better pictures after I get the top sewn!