Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baby Bricks Quilt

This little quilt was inspired by Kaffe Fassett's Baby Bricks Quilt from Glorious Patchwork. It's for our friends M & S's son who is already about 3 months old! It's made from 3.5" x 6.5" pieces of men's dress shirts that I rescued from the thrift store. After a hot wash and a lot of cutting and sewing, they make for a supremely soft baby quilt!

The back is pieced with leftover bricks, plus some chambray and muslin from my stash. The binding is also from my stash. I tied this one with Cascade 220 superwash worsted weight wool. I like the way it turned out, but it was very difficult to sew through the quilt layers with such thick yarn! I ended up using a carpet needle and it was still a challenge.

M&S prefer more traditional, subdued styles and colors than my typical palette, so designing a quilt for their little boy was a good stretch for me. I love these shirting fabrics for a little boy, and am looking forward to making a log cabin quilt from the scraps.

With this quilt finished, my stack of quilts to finish is getting smaller. I've been working on whittling down the pile of projects in my sewing room before the year's end. The feeling of completion is so satisfying, and while I'm basting, quilting and binding, I can let my mind explore the possibilities for the next quilt I'll start.... Fun!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, Alexis! I'm impressed with your progress on you WIP stack. I need to work on my own stack. Merry quilting!