Quilting Day by Day

No cutting, no fussing



Sometimes you have a couple of fabrics that are meant to go together; one has a larger print that’s just too cute to cut up and the coordinate is perfect for backing, so you just decide to go with it and make a whole cloth quilt.  OK, that’s what I decided to do (piecers would, of course, search high and low for more matching fabrics so they could cut it all up into little pieces and put it back together into a wonderfully fancy design etc. etc. etc. but my quilting time is precious so if I don’t see something that matches right away, I don’t like to spend a bunch of time hunting.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it …)

My mom has had these two prints for a while and I’ve taken them home with me more than once, been unable to decide what to do with them, and taken them back to her stash. There are only three colors on a cream background and matching reds, greens and blues can be tricky when you’re picky, added to the fact that bringing out these colors in blocks would, IMHO, take away from the great look of this adorable vintage toddler print.  So I finally gave in to just using the bigger print for the front and the smaller one on the back and it turned out so darn cute!  I think it’s going to be lovely for a baby and it’s completely reversible as I left my usual tag off the back of this one.

(This quilt has been sold.)

And then sometimes you have a large piece of fabric that has all kinds of color in it lazy but on its own it is plenty big enough for a quilt so why cut it up lazy add other fabrics to it lazy and end up with leftovers?  Then you just have to go hunting again for other things to put with the scraps and we know that in this craft room, scraps better darn well have a purpose within a limited time or they’re out of here!

I did do a ribbon stitching pattern on this one, which meant going over the whole thing twice in a loop design, and one of the thread lines is a wild variegated thread so it looks all planned and stuff.  Besides, it’s for a guy who likes music.  A guy.   I think he’ll be more interested in the treble clefs and notes and the fact that it keeps him warm than in how many pieces it’s made from!  And the back looks like I made cool stripes so it could really be the front too, it all depends on how you look at it 🙂




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