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...