The reason for taking up quilting was I wanted to make something for my granddaughter to be. The first 2 projects were to help me gain confidence enough to make this for our little Thea. My daughter in law gave the colourway, they live in NZ and me in Devon, UK. I passed the colourway onto the lovely ladies in the quilting shop, as we were in lockdown I had to rely totally on them, they chose so well. I cut the fabric, pieced and quilted and am very pleased as is daughter in law, hopefully Thea will love this as she grows and know how much love went into it's making.
I bought two yards of fleece fabric and wanted to make a baby tie quilt. I got to thinking about a baby sucking on the fleece ties and thought that wouldn't be good. So I did a little research and I found this cool braided edge option. I think it turned out nice and can't wait to make some more!
My quilting journey with Project Linus began 10 years ago with appliqued' tops. Big Bear is the 500th quilt I have made for our chapter and it couldn't have been possible without fabric and scrap donations from wonderful people like Shelly, Susan, Wanda, JCY, Wyoming Nana, Louise, Eleanor and so many more. Thank you all for going on this journey with me and I hope for many more quilts in the future. I forgot to add the bear pattern is from Fat Cat Patterns.
Several of the organizations our Project Linus chapter gives blankets to asked for smaller quilts and blankets so I thought this would be a good way to use some squares and make fast projects. I sewed the squares into 9 patches and just went from there. Hope a child likes them!
I wanted to try making these blocks or boxes, so I looked at images to see what was out there. I saw the boxes stacked like these and then other quilts had them ‘floating’. I like both ways, so I made up this baby quilt using both ideas. It measures 39x49 after quilting. I stitched in the ditch around the boxes or blocks and stippling in the background. I also pieces my binding to add a little color around the outer edge. I used the Rhombus Ruler from Missouri Star, not sure if it’s the smallest RR but I think my strips were about 3 1/2 inches. Have a nice day -Toogie