I had so much fun making slabs to help recover Southern Alberta that after I had mailed off the last package (the organizers had a deadline of July 30) I tweaked the concept and have started making baby quilts.
Unfortunately this is the only photo I have of the first one because I was rushing to finish the top before our Guild meeting. Anyhoo, the blocks are made just 9-1/2 inches to finish at 9 inches and I am putting 12 blocks in three rows of four and then adding a contrasting border to frame it. The blue quilt has a rust red tonal border.
Thanks to Laine who contributed one large green block. I trimmed into four baby size blocks, adding white and other green fabric as necessary.
- Pale pastels and airy scattered prints, a.k.a. low volume, are good
- Easier to sew together if there are not too many seams on the outside of the top, especially on the corners!
- Trimming to size is easier if smaller scraps are inside the block and wider ones on the edges
- I cut a 9-1/2 inch square out of heavy sketching paper as a template so it’s easy to tell how much more needs to be added to the block while you’re assembling it
- finished blocks have their own home. This is supposed to be for scrapbooking paper, don’t tell the scrapbooking police! although you could use a pizza box. We often make our own and rarely phone for pizza so we don’t have a source for clean pizza boxes. The template lives in the box and often has a sticky note on it with notes like “need 3 more blue blocks”