Monday, November 14, 2016

First Quilt for Christmas

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!

I'm linking up with Making Monday at Love Laugh Quilt!

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