Monday, November 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday - November 18, 2019

Wow, has this week gone fast. 

Completed:  Another baby quilt has been bound and is ready for giving to charity.  The fabrics were donated to me, as they are not in my normal stash of civil war era fabrics.  This was called my "psychedelic" baby quilt when I was working on it.  Now that it is finished, and bound, I love it, and know that some  baby will enjoy looking at all the bright colors and animals on it.

Here is a close-up of two squares:  

What I learned while making this quilt: As much as I like half square triangles, it is a waste of my efforts when the fabric animals are cut too small in the making of the triangles.  It would be better, and much less work, to have complete squares of the multicolored fabric and the animal fabric instead of half square triangles.  I made this top in 2016, and I remember realizing this fact after the top was finished.  I like quilting because I am always learning, sometimes even from myself.

Here is a picture of the complete baby quilt, which is 42 in. x 50  in.

The border is striped fabric - I didn't cut five individual fabrics to make the stripes.  The backing is a bright yellow, and I love the quilting my long arm quilter used:

Sheep and zzzz's and numbers.....very fitting.

Here is a closeup of the animal fabric:

Pretty wild for me, right?  

What have you been working on this week?  Please link up and show us what you have accomplished, or what you are attempting to accomplish.  As always, please put a link in your post that refers back to this particular post.  Thanks!

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Those fabrics are very bright, certainly will stimulate the child's brain! I've been piecing quilts for over 40 years and I learn something from every quilt I make. Unfortunately sometimes I'm relearning something I should have remembered! I'm looking forward to seeing the challenge quilts you've made this last year in real life. Happy Stitching!

Kate said...

Very bright and fun baby quilt. Congrats on getting one more UFO off the list.

Nann said...

Wouldn't our quilting lives be dull if we didn't piece out of our comfort zones once in a while? The jungle-print quilt is so cheerful!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Too oCute!!! and yep - Psychedelic!! But it will be adored I am sure!

For the love of geese said...

This fabric is adorable. Thank you for the linky party.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I need to do a stack of baby quilts and keep them on hand I never have one when it would be handy to have

Sara said...

Even after quilting for almost 40 years I feel like I'm constantly learning. It's a very cute quilt and will be loved by someone.

AnnieO said...

Cute baby quilt! I've made the same error with cutting prints until they are unrecognizable, but agree some baby will enjoy all the bright colors.

Bonnie said...

That is a darling baby quilt. And kudos for the brilliant use of a stripe for the border!

Melva said...

Those are very bright colors. Love your border. :)

Julie said...

I love the baby quilt. I am a bright fabric person and this is perfect. Nicely done!