"Blocks of Fancy" and "The Right Slice"
|"Blocks of Fancy" 40 x 40 inches square|
Recently I finished another baby quilt, which I call "Blocks of Fancy". This little quilt is for our newest little grand baby, Tanner Felix, to use at his house, once he starts using his crib, or just for "tummy time". My daughter, son-in-law and their young family and I went to a quilt show last June in Lethbridge, AB. We enjoyed viewing the numerous creations displayed there, some of which were very beautiful and quite inspiring!
We saw one quilt there that my daughter particularly liked, so I took a photo to remember what it looked like once I got home.
I printed the photo to help me figure out some measurements in order to make a small sized version similar to the original.
|Arranging the 3 inch squares into blocks...|
Once I figured out the measurements for each part of the quilt top, it was quite easy to make.
My daughter helped me to rearrange some of the blocks at one of her visits here. Luckily I had made a few extra squares so we could switch a few of them.
|Kitty approved :)|
Once the blocks and sashing were all sewn together, I 'sandwiched' the quilt with the batting and backing, then pinned it thoroughly together. I 'ditch quilted' the blocks on my sewing machine. On the white outer border, I free- motion quilted some vines and leaves with white thread to blend in.
With the blue Minkee Fleece on the back and it turned out to be a nice colourful, cuddly quilt for our new little boy. :)
|Blue minkee fleece on the back|
They are all coming to visit us here this Easter weekend and I am looking forward to giving the quilt to little Tanner. I hope he gets many hours of warmth and enjoyment from it.
Love all my little Sweetie Pies bunches and bunches! ❤
A number of us worked on the individual blocks which all start out as a basic 9 patch. After that 2 2/3 inches are chopped off the right and the left sides, then 1 1/2 inch black sashing is sewn on. Then the chopped off parts are sewn back on.
After that they will be delivered to the "Little Warriors Organization for their use.