Today’s post is about a project that I’m ready to make some headway with. When I saw this on My Life in Binding’s blog:
I knew I wanted it as a baby quilt for a friend but in these pinks:
It’s a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop called All Framed Up. I had hoped to finish the top within a week but as it turned out, it took about two weeks before I got it completed. While I do love the colours, it was a headache in the making. As mentioned in another post, I usually follow directions but this time I didn’t and that was a good thing. It’s an effective result but I found it annoyingly tedious to put together. Yes, even as OCD as I think I am, I would call instructions that call for 128 strips 1″ by varying lengths “tedious”. 🙂 Not a big deal. Instead of making the individual strips as directed, I did something similar to chain piecing. I cut long white strips along the selvage and then placed the coloured squares along the white strip, cutting them apart afterwards. The final product is lovely.
I’ll back & bind it with bright pink flannel. (Update: you can see the final quilted version here.) That will be nice and bright, perfect for the intended little girl. I know it will be well appreciated. Now I just need to decide how I want to quilt it. I’m thinking something all over, with hearts. I wish I could keep it for myself. Sigh. I hope I’m not the only one who feels this way about gift quilts. 🙂