Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Yet again...

I really should count how many times I have used this pattern in baby quilts and lap quilts. It is my "go to" when I want something quick and a little on the less traditional side.
It is from Kim Schaeffer's "Cozy Modern Quilts" book and I have a love-hate relationship with her patterns as some of you know. Her designs appeal to me and I have made a lot of them. Her instructions are a little sparse. The only reason I mention this in almost every post where I have used one of her patterns is to caution anyone buying the book (which I recommend) to read through and make sure they understand the cutting instructions for every component before they start.

This particular quilt is heading to Texas to a young woman who will be delivering her first child in a few months. Married a little over a year, her husband was deployed to Afghanistan and she promptly found out she was pregnant, alone on a base in Texas, family in South Carolina, and not sure her husband would be home in time for the delivery. As it turns out, he is home and will be there for the blessed event!  Love happy endings.
I just stippled it as it's hopefully going to get lots of use and lots of washing. These blocks lend themselves to some fun quilting - but I would never do that for a baby quilt. They need to be much more utilitarian!

I hope you are working on something that makes you happy and enjoying the pleasure of marking one more thing off your quilting "to do" list!

Jan

PS -- these pix are dreadful.  I must have had a yellow filter on!

13 comments:

Alison said...

This looks great!

Quilt Musings said...

The colors are great and I love this pattern!! Beautifully done :)

Jo said...

Love the pattern and love the colours. So fresh!

Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting said...

It's cool! I love that you have a go to pattern. I always agonize. lol. But I want a go-to, I should try this one.

Phoebe Moon said...

I am constantly in awe of the art on your blog :) One day I hope to get into quilting, but for now I get to marvel at the beautiful designs it seems like you're constantly pumping out :)

Sarah Goer said...

I love the colors! I love the movement it has. The diagonal fabric is really awesome!

Frances said...

I love this pattern too - great colour scheme!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Very cute baby quilt - I'm sure the mom will appreciate it. Nice to know the new dad's home, too.

Jayne said...

perfect baby quilt indeed!

Beth said...

That is a great go to pattern. Love the colors!

Julie said...

I love this pattern, but have never made it. I like your color choices!

Kate said...

A very bright and fun quilt!

Alycia said...

Great quilt - but better Happy Ending!