After creating this quilt, there were quite a few of scraps already sorted. They just called out “make me into a quilt.” They are so demanding, right?
Over Labor Day weekend I took these to the lake and started sewing. Are you surprised? I take my machine everywhere. The hum of the machine in nature was quite refreshing. I did some early afternoon sewing, most people were out on the water and our area gets pretty quite.
Once I got home, I pressed the small squares with seams open and began adding 2″ Kona Ash strips. Why is it every time I go to type ASH, I type AS*? Adding those strips takes no time and creates an interesting look.
Once P was in bed I could lay out the quilt in the house and piece the rows. My process involves piecing all the rows, then pressing. I also don’t press the seams between rows until the top is finished. From my stash I chose a blue backing that I had picked a while back.
For the binding I had a large scrap of a Robert Kaufman print that was a wide back. White bindings are scary on a baby quilt, but sometimes it just works. Quilting is my go to all over loops.
Time to refresh my scraps and maybe mix them up a bit. The scrap bin is overflowing. Anyone up for a scrap swap?
This is quilt 15/40 in my 2018 baby quilt goal.