Back to My Roots

For some strange reason, whenever I start to feel overwhelmed and crunched for time, I usually completely stop whatever it is I need to be doing and work on something completely irrelevant. For example, right now I should be making bags and purses and cuffs and pouches and placemats ( and so on ) for the upcoming craft show, but instead I am making a baby quilt. I haven't made a quilt in months and I have really been aching to do one. Oh sure, it's "for the craft show" but really not at all the best use of my time. But I just couldn't seem to get it out of my head. And when that happens, ladies and gentleman, I might as well go ahead and do it because any other work I try to do will suffer greatly. The good news is that it shouldn't take me very long to finish and its going to be awesome when its done.

So, let me tell you a little bit about it. It is going to be a simple Stacked Coin Baby Quilt made from 2 charm packs of Moda's Snippets collection and a simple white sashing in between columns. Snippets is a super cute 1930's/40's style collection with bright colors and whimsical design perfectly suited for a baby quilt or summer blanket. I'm totally in love with it.

AND, I L-O-V-E Charm Packs. The cute little 5 inch squares of an entire line of fabric can turn patchwork and quilting into quick work. For this project you just cut the squares in half and sew together 5 rows of 22 "coins" each. It took me about an hour to do that. So much better than trying to do that from yardage.

So, I'll keep you updated on the progress. I might even do a quick tutorial on how to get started machine quilting. Stay tuned...


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