Just finished putting the binding on a baby quilt! This pattern, Scrap Dance Quilt Along , is by Carole on her blog -From My Carolina Home here on Word Press. A button on my side bar will also take you to this quilt along. Step one came out in March 2015, and each month she gave another “step” to follow. The final reveal came out on Sept 9th! I am tickled to be finished with a few days left in September! I decided when I started I was going for baby size. I think I was overwhelmed with other projects and that size was achievable! This has been a fun project to work on for an hour or two every month. (The most time consuming was that first month, making all those half-square triangles.)
I am going to make a label tomorrow and get it stitched out on the embroidery machine and then I hope to have this ready for mailing! I was thinking about holding onto it until our next Quilt Guild meeting, on October 5th, but this is going to the Philippines to a friend whose baby is due the end of October. I guess I should get it on it’s way. Finished size is 40×40.
The purpose of the Scrap Dance Quilt Along was to cut up those scraps we all save into useable pieces. Since I follow Bonnie Hunter’s scrap storage system, I try (cough) try (cough) ok….I sometimes try….to keep up with my scrap storage. If you looked at my tables right now, you would think otherwise!! Honest, I will clean up before the next project! This quilt, however, came from “on hand” fabric! The only thing I pulled from stash was some of the neutrals. I had to cut up a few fat quarters for them. Otherwise, all the rest came from the scrap storage system. The backing is pieced, from 2 pieces left over from a class project 2 years ago! Even the binding is scrappy! Since I use Susies Magic binding on most of my quilts, I often have pieces “left over”. I decided to go scrappy and put those leftover bits together too. I will tell you what I find fun with using “scraps”…I get to see the fabric I love again and again. I also get to see fabric that my friends love in my projects. I am often the recipient of their “scraps” and I joyfully use them. My friend Nancy and Cindy will see lots of their bits of fabric in this project.
Time to come up with a fun label!
Keep sewing and having fun!~!