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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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...

2 comments:

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

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

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