Date: January 2014
Reason: My goal is to make 6 baby quilts for the Pregnancy Care Centre in January.
Fabrics: A friend gave me finished and unfinished blocks as well as random pieces of the same fabric. I used the previously made units to make blocks and made additional blocks from the fabric.
The bindings were end scraps from various bindings that various people have given me - four pieces in all. (I am a magnet for other people's unfinished projects and scraps and for the most part, I LOVE it).
Thoughts: Usually I would get out the walking foot to quilt something like this but because I'm doing the Building Blocks Quilt Along with Leah Day, I figured I should suck it up and so these straight lines are entirely done FREE MOTION. Obviously I need more practice, but still - pretty excited that it worked at all. I found that rather than doing straight lines left to right or right to left, I preferred to move the quilt back as if I'm sewing a seam.
There is a heart stitched onto the back because I accidentally ripped the fabric after I had quilted most of it. Yeah. Winner.
The small prints were so dizzyingly busy together, a white sash was necessary just for a little separation and relief.