Here is a little update on my baby quilt. It is the February block called “Playing Cards” from the new book Modern Bee – 13 Quilts to Make With Friends.
Working on the quilt has been a lot of fun and a bit of an education. It took some time for me to figure out the cutting instructions. Maybe it was because I approached this on as an “evening” project.. With all my work travel, being sick non-stop and having a toddler running around.. I’ve been beyond exhausted each night. So, reading the directions had me a little cross eyed!
I am not much of a “tan” person, but the quilt instructions called for this color. I had to take a few trips to the store to get my fabric colors worked out.. Now I’m quite happy with the outcome and think it makes for a perfect gender neutral baby quilt.
A little wrinkly, yes. The rows of blocks are fine, but I must have cut the sashing slightly off..?I’ve pressed and pressed and all the ironing in the world won’t take the wrinkles out.
I used the Alphabitties marking tools on this quilt. They really helped me out. If you want to see my post on them, click here. However, don’t look too closely. I still flipped a few pieces by accident. I realized this AFTER I had my rows of blocks sewn together, so there was no way I was going to take them apart! I’ve also changed the pattern ever so slightly. I left off the 4th row. I wanted this quilt to be small and for the baby to lay on the floor.
I plan to use either an orange or grey polka dot for the back. As for the binding..What color do you think?
That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by. Happy Sewing.