The story of this baby quilt goes back to 2009 or there abouts, when I was working in Canada with a good friend of mine. There was a quilt class running in our village (where I first learned to quilt) and my friend came along too. If I recall things correctly, this class lead to her making a quilt for her niece, but also more importantly to the purchase of a couple of Moda charm packs and some meterage.
I’d forgotten all about her fabric purchase, until after announcing her first pregnancy a few months ago, she brought the fabric to our house and asked if I could turn it in to a quilt for her – but of course!
This quilt was really the most simple of projects. Two packs of charm squares and a jelly roll of cream Moda fabric (which was one of my purchases, but also dates back to Canada) Happily it also came with a deadline in the form of her due date (this month!) I need deadlines with all things, but especially when it comes to quilts, otherwise they hang around half completed for way too long.
It looks skew whiff in this photo, but I promise it’s just the way it’s hanging, I had it pinned up with sewing pins and I was convinced it was going to fall down at any moment!
The fabric is a Moda charm pack whose name I have now forgotten, but it’s one I love and used in a quilt of my own several years ago. I want to say it’s called something like ‘Lets Play’ ? Perhaps someone with a better memory than me can recall it’s name…?
The binding was mostly leftovers (with a little bit added) from the t-shirt memory quilt I made over the summer. As I said… really the easiest of projects.
I put the quilt in the post a couple of days ago and there’s no baby news yet, so I made the deadline – hurray!
Next I’m planning on working on an improv squares quilt. I really like the idea of using up most if not all of my fabric stash… We’ll see how that goes!