The holiday clock is starting to tick–fast and loud. Can you hear it? I’m doing my best to put together two boxes that need to be shipped this week. Here’s a look at one of the projects soon to be shipped.I had fabric left over from my sample sewing for Fall Quilt Market of 2012 which was perfect for a baby boy quilt. (All of these prints are from Dena’s Happi collection, except the blue tonal dots which is a discontinued fabric from Free Spirit’s Designer Essentials Beads collection. You can find some of it on sale at fabric.com.) When I originally started working on the Market sample quilt, I made an error cutting the squares. When I pulled this stack of fabric out, there they were sitting right on top.
So I added the polka dot corners and made six square on point blocks. I didn’t have enough yardage to make any more of them, so I cut three long center panels of the all over print. The blue tonal dots were perfect for framing all of them, and I just couldn’t resist adding the striped border. At that point, I had to think about quilting.With the days going by so quickly, I really just wanted to get it done and do some straight line quilting. But deep down, I knew it needed free motion quilting. So I swallowed my pride and got to work. It’s not perfect by any means. Lots of mistakes in there–lots and lots. But I kept at it. And you know what? It works, imperfections and all. It was the right choice for this little quilt.
It helps to know that the recipient and his momma won’t care about those mistakes one bit. They’ll just be delighted to have something cute and cuddly. Even his dad and his big brother might like this one.