Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Baby Quilt

A baby quilt for our newest grandson! Okay, he's almost nine months old now, but I have to say this quilt was one of those projects that just don't go smoothly. I made a stack of strip-pieced nine patch blocks and a stack of stack-and-whack crazy patch blocks and pieced them together in a checkerboard pattern. What a disaster! It was a train wreck. I had to put it away. Later I picked it all apart and appliqued stars on the nine-patches and confined them with a border. Better. I cut the crazy patch blocks in two for a second border. Even better. I started quilting, but it still wasn't right, and I let it incubate some more. I think I was hoping I wouldn't have to add the outside border, as it was already layered and stitched, but I finally gave up and added batting and borders to the front and the back.It seems to calm the whole thing, and the red binding makes a frame. Hooray, it's finished! I'm still afraid it will keep him awake all night.


  1. It's super-bright, but lots of fun. He'll love it. I like the stack & whack border - nice idea!

  2. I LOVE it. It's so bright and fun. And maybe, if you're lucky, it will just pep him up in the morning instead of keeping him up at night. It's beautiful!


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