Saturday, November 15, 2014
Baby Blue Bowties
I've been secretly busy working the last two weeks on a quilt for a expectant co-worker. Little fellow is due in December, so I recently asked her what her decorations plans were and she just replied all blue and white stuff. I've been wanting to making a bowtie quilt for a while now and this seemed the perfect chance to kick it off the bucket list. I don't do traditional piecing often, usually preferring paper piecing, but love how quickly it came together. The AccuQuilt die for the 2 1/2 inch blocks helped speed up all the fabric cutting some. Believe it or not this quilt top all came out of my stash and it felt great to use up some of the fabrics that have been just collecting dust for years.
It currently measures 32 1/2" by 49". Normally my baby quilts finish a little wider but not sure I want to add more to it. Probably an ideal crib size but usually I like to make a play on the floor size quilt. Still needing to get those three Elsa pillow cushion covers made so this might be the finished size of this blanket plus the binding.
I bought some Michael Miller "Oh Baby" Animal Silhouettes by Cynthia Rowley for the back and may consider a border on the front with it if I have enough. The animals are all in a dark navy blue and I think they will look great with it.
Christmas decorating the house tomorrow...what are you up to?