Here’s the finished baby quilt from the Bramble fabric. It’s a good thing its finished, because the first one sold yesterday!
Careful observers will note the glenn plaid border that was supposed to go on the other one. It almost didn’t make it onto here, either, but I added a cream flange that separated it enough to make it work.
I like the checkerboard embroidery I used on the quad blocks (partially to hide the dotted line printed there). Next time I will embroider the blocks before they are assembled into the top. Live and learn!
I found this animal panel (“Bramble” by Moda) and the glen plaid for the backing. The animals have great patterns, and I thought it would be fun to add more small cream and black prints around them. It was, but pretty soon my eyes were throbbing from all that pattern.
The borders were supposed to be glen plaid, but I switched them out for a slightly calmer fabric.
I used a black Grunge for the binding. We were looking at stripes on Twitter, but I just couldn’t do any more pattern!
I do like it now that I don’t have to look at it so closely. 36″ x 42″ Find this sharp little quilt in my Etsy shop soon.
This is the finished Christmas version of Scrappy 4 Patch Stars, Charlotte Hawkes’ 2021 mystery quilt. It finished at 63″ square. I was inspired to do this version after seeing one by Lorraine on the Facebook group.
I quilted it all over with Superior’s Magnifico, 40 wt., shiny poly thread.
I love the fabrics in this quilt so much! That starry sky/space! This was really fun to sew. (My only complaint is that that Robert Kauffman space fabric is only 40″ wide. I don’t like this trend.)
The star panel was the only part that used “old” stash, but every bit of it came from my 3.5″ scrap bin, and the colors are wonderful. I’m using this idea on one of the next ones.
I quilted it with vertical lines, ranging from a half to one and a half inches apart. The thread is Superior’s Rainbows in Lilac Bouquet (40 wt.). It’s very light compared to the dark fabrics, and I had some misgivings as I quilted it, but I like it now. I think it lightens the dark strip a bit and lends some movement to the stars.