Making a quilt can be simple and still create a lovely end product, it doesn’t always have to be complicated. As a seasoned quilter, sometimes I just want something that I can create over a weekend. Mostly it’s to get the creative juices flowing for big projects that I may have on the horizon.
Not all quilts have to be difficult folks. There, I said it.
One of my friends is expecting a boy this August and I wanted to make something cheery for her new bundle. She was sticking to roughly the same color scheme from her daughter’s nursery: brown and green. If you remember I cut most my scraps into sizes I know I can quickly use. I raided my 5″ charm sizes and started pulling. Most of the blues were from the Mosaic Tile Quilt for awhile back.
Digging deeper I started pulling oranges, mossy green, and yellow to coordinate with the blues, grays and browns already pulled. The colors came together nicely and she is thrilled with the quilt.
Baby quilts are meant to be used, at least the ones I make. If it’s too intricate the family may thing they shouldn’t ever use it. Isn’t part of the purpose of modern quilting to be more useful? Could I have done more on this quilt, sure. That’s not what I envisioned. I wanted something that allowed the colors to blend, be simple, and practical. Success. Plus I wanted to finish it in a couple of days. It felt good to finish a project that I like so quickly.
The entire quilt is scraps and stash. Feels great to use what I had and make a gift for a friend. Hope she enjoys some snuggles under the quilt with her new baby boy.
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