Hello! I'm so glad you're here! Today, I want to show you the quilt I'm making for my youngest daughter for Christmas. She's 3 years old <3 and hasn't had a "mommy quilt" yet. I had grand plans when she was a tiny baby, and I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Mimi by Chez Moi. I knew what I wanted to make for her, but sewing time quickly went out the window as soon as she became mobile.
I'm making a Katie's Quilt. I had to fiddle with the layout and amounts, since I'm using FQ's. I'm also not using a wide border. I'm just going to piece a 2" border that will finish out the stars.
Here are my outlines. The first is how I wanted to fit it all together, but it wasn't big enough, so I made up the smaller diagram for math. :)
I've put in a lot of hours this last week, but I finally have the blocks finished!
I made up 150 4-patches, then converted 108 of them into 27 16-patch blocks.
I just love how pretty this fabric is and how well it fit into the blocks.
There were 3 large print fabrics that I couldn't bring myself to completely cut up, so I'm going to do have 3 blocks that aren't pieced. I simply fussy cut these at 8.5" square.
My little helper is always nearby. <3
Most of my time this week has gone into the sashing blocks. So. many. corners. I'm so glad they're done! They were tedious, but they'll be so worth it.
I decided that I wanted a column of blue stars and the rest of them in this pretty dusty pink.
I'm going to start laying it all out this afternoon, so hopefully I'll have a decent update for you this week!
I'm also going to be trying my hand at a bargello-type quilt for my middle girl who has outgrown the rag quilt I made her for her 2nd birthday. I can't wait to show you that one when it's time!
What are you working on this week? I'd love to hear about it!