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Saturday, April 20, 2013

A baby finish

Three things to be happy about:
(1) the click of poker chips (if poker is your thing!)
(2) crocuses
(3) rereading Peanuts  comic strips (Linus rocks!)

Have you done a Linus  quilt (or quilts) yet?  That's on my "to-start-doing" list!

I finished up the little cobblestone quilt I was making for my neighbor's new baby, I wanted to take it to guild meeting for show n tell before giving it to them.

This pattern and layout is from the workshop I taught at last month's meeting, it will be interesting to see how many finishes there are!  You can see some of the blocks they made here 

There were some very pretty fabric combinations being used.

I used the fleece I got from Hancock's on the back, it was a joy to work with!  To quilt it I just made a wavy horizontal line, every so often doing a sort of innie-outie circular twirl.  I echoe'd that line from side to side, making more random twirls (does that make sense?). 

Anyway, here's a closeup!  Good enuf for a 3- month-old baby who won't critique it - by the time he's old enough it'll be pretty worn anyway!

Well that's it for now, guild meeting today.   The center where we meet bumped us up an hour earlier today, they rented the room out from under us for a party later on.  Let's see... quilt guild meeting vs wedding reception... hmmmm...

Sew forth and sew on!


  1. The baby quilt looks great. I have wondered about using fleece for the backing like you did. Now I feel safe trying it.

  2. Cute baby quilt and love flannel or minkie on the backs of them for the 'snuggle'!

  3. I still haven't tried fleece for a baby quilt backing. Sounds like it'd be warm and cuddly!

  4. One friend offered some fleece for a bit of charity activity coming up. I have never tried it but bet it would be cuddly. I have wondered if it can be sewed by hand.

  5. Yummy! Love the sound and feel of poker chips!

  6. I love the baby quilt. Too bad I didn't see it sooner, it would have given me some great ideas for a baby quilt that I needed to do last week. I get to it later. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.


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