Wednesday, March 29, 2017

More Remnants; Another Baby Quilt

The posts to this blog of late have had a certain theme going through them, have you noticed? I've suddenly been tidying up remnants of previously made quilts and I've had a few baby quilts to make. Here's the latest from my sewing machine.

Ohio State remnants from a lap quilt I made for my mother at Christmastime have now been put to use in a baby quilt.

This new baby is already past 2 months of age; I figure I'd best be getting his quilt made and delivered. (I've never been one to get things done in advance, sadly.) I spent a good while considering what sort of pattern I would create from the remnants, and I've arrived at chevrons.

All day yesterday, while sewing at Terry's I made the units/blocks - 6" squares and laid them out on Terry's bed in a straight set. At the time this satisfied me. But this morning, I have had a new thought: chevrons. I did a chevron layout on an earlier baby quilt (click here to see it). I like the on point layout better than a straight set. Above, I have the chevrons crossing the bed lengthwise. I then moved around some blocks so that the chevrons would cross the quilt width-wise.

This width-wise setting will be what I end up doing. I need to make a few more blocks. (And, yes, I did see that one misplaced block.) The side triangles will be gray. I have several wide pieces of the OSU fabric for a nice, strong border. The back will be the same flannel that I used on Mom's quilt. (click here to see)

I am well on my way to finishing off the baby quilt. Maybe by the weekend I can be done with the top. Then this, too, will be need to be quilted and I intend to do it myself with 505 Spray Baste. (I know this stuff is going to be a huge game-changer for me!) Stay tuned to see all that. I've ordered the spray baste, so will stay busy with other things while waiting for it to arrive.

Linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts. Take a look; lots of variety!
Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. That is so cute - Grey and red is a great color combo ;-)

  2. The colors look so bright and fresh. The baby will love it!


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