Sunday, February 2, 2014

Let's Make Baby Quilts & Stash Report: February 2, 2014

I gave away a baby quilt last week as a shower gift. It was a simple whole cloth quilt using a floral fabric which I thought would be appropriate for a little girl even though it's not actually babyish. I quilted it in an all-over Hearts & Loops design which tends to impress people, but is actually pretty easy once you've had a bit of practice.

Unfortunately, I finished this quilt last October, so I can't count it in my stash report this week.

I also continued work on my Storytime Stars quilt. Currently I've made 210 black & white "twosies" out of the 360 required. So far I've only finished one of the star blocks and I'm unhappy with my Flying Geese units. The sides of my block seem wavey. Such a pity, since I love my fabric choices.

I'm going to try again, possibly doing the Flying Geese by another method.

Weekly Stash Report February 2, 2014

Added this week: 0
Added year to date: 59.5
Used this week: 0
Used year to date: .25
Net year to date: 59.25

For more baby quilts please visit Michelle's Romantic Tangle.

I'm also linking to the the Stash Reports at Patchwork Times.


Anonymous said...

I think your block will be fine when pieced with others. I don't know what method you used, but I have found, after trying every single method out there, Eleanor Burns method works the best. You can do it without her rulers, but they do make it easier. It's worth the purchase because you will use them hundreds of times.

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

Thanks. The block is rather more wavey than it looks in the photo, but I'll see how it goes. As for my method, I just cut the three requisite triangles with my acrylic rulers and sewed them together. I'd kind of like to try Inklingo for this, but I seem to have messed up my printer.