WIP Wednesday - Briar Rose baby quilt

Since last Sunday I've been working away on a new baby quilt for a new cousin.  I have known for months I was going to use a portion of my Briar Rose stash, but I was still really nervous about cutting into it!  I was inspired by this quilt, whose picture I had set aside a while ago.  I sketched out the block to the size I wanted and then started cutting.  I have been rearranging the blocks constantly, trying to get the prints and colours spaced out evenly.  It's hard to choose a favourite print, but I sure do love that saturated coral print.  What a great colour.  And I know the baby's mom will love the frogs.

Anyway my quest for perfectly matching seams has meant spending a bit of time ripping and adjusting, but you can afford to fiddle around when it's a small baby quilt.  I think I might put a small strip of sashing in around the blocks, to avoid going nuts trying to match up all the blocks' points!  

Below is a picture of our Cheerio break.  I'm proud to point out she brought me Elisabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac to "read".  That's my girl!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced...


  1. This will be an adorable baby quilt!!!

  2. Great block! Great size for the Briar Rose novelty prints.

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