Moving forward

It’s been a nutty couple of weeks and I really haven’t been doing as much quilting or crafting as I’d like, but this weekend finally saw some much-needed progress on a baby quilt I am working on. I previously posted a sneak peek a few weeks ago. It’s a gift for my boss and his wife’s new baby, so I’ve had to stay very quiet about this one on Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s what I’ve done previously. I started with a really cute panel featuring animals and bright colors, so I started making some freestyle log cabin blocks featuring some other animal fabrics I had on hand. I decided to use four of the smaller panel portions on the front and then use the bigger panel on the back of the quilt. Once I had some of the blocks started, I decided to lay them out and see where I was.

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At this point I wasn’t sure what (if anything) I was going to use as sashing, but wanted to see how the blocks looked laid out. From here, I had to add a few strips to some of the log cabin blocks to bring them up to a common size. After I did that, I tried them on gray.

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I wasn’t crazy about the gray, so I went into my stash and tried to find another solid that would work. Despite recently having made a solid quilt and working on a few projects with a lot of different shades of solids, I don’t have very many large solid pieces, just lots of small ones. Finally, I decided to go with a bright pink I had. I was a little unsure about the choice, but after the top was together, I liked it more. Sometimes I think I need to push through with my instincts instead of hemming and hawing forever about options that are fine. I can spend way too much time on little decisions.

Anyway. Here’s the finished top!

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(I didn’t think about it at the time, but my little guild of quilting friends decided on a log cabin challenge this year. Nice to think I might have a quilt featuring log cabin blocks done before much longer! I am always finishing these challenge projects at the last minute, so this is pretty awesome in my book.)

— Christy

 

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