Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Baby Quilt is GO!

Baby quilts are a lot of fun. They are an excellent excuse to use super fun fabrics, happy colors, and they usually are quick and easy (if for no other reason than that they are small-ish). I try and create baby quilts with the idea that they are meant to be used and loved (i.e.-- dragged, chewed, and generally beat up) by baby. So I tend to pick designs that are pretty simple.

For this new baby quilt project, I knew I wanted to utilize some of the fat quarters I had from Kellie Wulfsohn's "Peak Hour" collection from Riley Blake Designs. But one of the designs really kind of had to be fussy cut, and I could only get so much from each fat quarter. I didn't think I'd have any luck finding a pattern that would work, so I looked about the interwebs for inspiration and found a happy quilt by Quokka Quilts. With that in mind, I worked out my design:

design for Vroom quilt

Simple and fun! So simple that it was a breeze to cut out and sew together. And now I'm even into the quilting...

quilting in progress for Vroom quilt

Woo! I'm feeling the mojo-- and it feels GOOD!

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