Monday, June 17, 2013
Little Boy Blue
My old friend's daughter is expecting a baby boy next month, and I thought I'd make a quilt for him. Initially I had thought about some kind of a rainbow quilt, but then I saw a quilt called Ups and Downs in Sarah Fielke's book Hand Quilted With Love that I bought about a month ago.
I was inspired! As often is the case with me, I didn't follow the pattern exactly. I didn't make a queen size quilt and I didn't use 3" squares. I made a baby quilt and used 2" squares. I raided my scrap bins and there's a little bit of all kinds of things in it: batiks, homespuns, Kaffe, contemporary, hand dyes. About the only thing missing is a little Civil War!
Sarah's book is just lovely, by the way. I don't buy a lot of quilt books, but I was taken by the cover; it just looked like it was going to be good. And it is.
I don't have a name for this quilt. But I do have a recipient! And I'd better get to quilting it before he arrives!
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Monday, June 17, 2013