Hi everybody! Here’s the final pictures of the gingham baby quilt. It is bound and ready for a baby. The quilt rail fence pieces finish at 2.25” by 6.75” and when sewn together they make a block that finishes at 6.75” by 6.75”. There are 4 across and 6 down, making a finished size of about 28” by 40”.
Someone asked with all the seams in the binding, did any seam wind up at a corner....almost, but not quite, and all is well that ends well. You can see that some seams came close:
The quilter put A,B,Cs and crayons in the quilting. Cute!
Another fun fabric project happened this week because Bonnie Stapleton sent me a ziplock baggie full of her civil war scraps. Bonnie (In Stitches With Bonnie) is one of our regular Monday linkers. https://institcheswithbonnie.blogspot.com
First, let me say PLEASE don’t anyone else do this. I have enough fabric in my stash to last until I’m 150 years old. Bonnie said she had a few civil war fabrics and would I give them a home. In a weak moment I said yes.....and I have had such fun with them today! Bonnie I love them, and they are now ready to join my stash. I’m posting to show how I add to my “controlled” scraps. First, I put each scrap on my little Omnigrid pad, and figure out how to get the most squares out of the scrap. Once I cut all the squares, I cut any 1” or 1.5” short strips from the remainder of the scrap. For a future tiny log cabin. Here’s a typical example. Scrap before it is cut:
What was cut from it:
Here is the stack of squares to take to my shoeboxes of different size squares:
And what I put in the trash:
Two other fun serendipities from the gift:
#1. One long strip a little over 2 yards long that I think I could use as binding on a doll quilt. What do you think? It is being rolled up and put in my binding fabric drawer.
#2. Some of the scraps were already sewn into cute little half square triangles that will finish at 1.5”. I put them aside, added more scraps, and a tiny little quilt is appearing:
So thank you, thank you, thank you Bonnie! It was a lot of fun.
Our company has all gone home, but I wanted to share one more adorable picture of the two little girls who were visiting us with their parents recently. They had such fun playing with my log cabin doll house, and having tea parties with my dolls.
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