“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Art Gallery Quilt

I have had an art gallery sugar charm pack for quite some time.  In the interest of not taking everyone to the fabric store, and using stuff from my stash, I have been really focusing on easy projects I can quickly do.  I love to sew and it relaxes me greatly, but it's summer and I have all these kids to play with, so in order to have the best of both worlds, easy and fast projects are the way to go.  I have a small quilt I made about seven years ago for my oldest.  It is the perfect size to fit in the pack and play, or to lay a small baby on.  I decided I wanted another for Tessa, and this charm pack was perfect.  I also added some hot pink minkee.  My niece has a blanket with textures that she loves, so I thought maybe Tessa would like that too. 

I really only had a little minkee, so it is just in the middle.  The fabrics are bright and cheery and the whole quilt measures 35" square. 

 I quilted an all over stipple.  I love the back, I almost considered making it into a bag instead.  I only had a yard, so not much is left over.  I had a stripe for the binding and decided to do it on the bias just to be sure I remembered how.  Sometimes when you don't use a skill you lose it, and I could tell I hadn't made bias binding in a long time.  But I love stripes on the bias, it really makes a difference.
Gratuitous baby shot, she wasn't thrilled about being on the wood floor I don't think.


Terry and Alice said...

Yeah, Tato still loves her "square" as she calls it, but she didn't first start liking it until she was 11 months! I'm sure in time Tessa will find her favorite square. ;)

Marsha said...

The best part of that bright quilt is the little sweet baby in the middle. She has grown so big.