Thursday, March 21, 2013

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Baby rainbow quilt #1 is pieced and ready for sandwiching and quilting.  However, another pregnant friend was taken to the hospital this weekend, and will likely be staying there until her baby makes an appearance, whether it is 2 days from now or 2 weeks.  I hope it is 2 weeks or more because she is only 32 weeks pregnant and that baby needs more time to develop before coming out to meet us.  But when he/she arrives, I want to be sure there is a quilt waiting.  So before working on rainbow quilt #2 for the other twin (the baby shower isn't until May 11), I started piecing a quilt for this other baby who seems to be in a hurry to get here.

I needed something quick and easy, as well as something scrappy and colorful, preferably something where I can use some of my pre-cut scrap squares.  I absolutely LOVE this quilt by Andie Johnson, so I decided to make something similar.  I've gotta say, though, her scraps are WAY MORE FUN than mine!  Do we all feel that way about other people's scraps?

Here's what I've got so far - blocks aren't sewn together yet.

I have 37 more blocks to make, which will be super quick because I cut all the blue/gray fabric yesterday and the scrap tins are overflowing with pre-cut squares to sew onto the corners.  It will be 7 blocks x 9 blocks, a rectangle, because I could only cut 63 squares out of the yardage I had.  I used Bonnie Hunter's Smokey Mountain Stars tutorial to make the "Indian Hatchet" blocks.  I hope to be able to finish piecing it today and get it sandwiched to hand quilt this weekend.  Even though it is cold outside, the Drive-In is open again for the season, so we'll be there this weekend to see Wreck-It Ralph and Parental Guidance.  Thanks to my handy little hands-free LED light, I can quilt while I watch the movie in the dark.  It doesn't get much better than that!

10 comments:

beebee said...

So cute. You are a good friend.
Prayers sent your way for mother and baby.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I really like this one - so nice and fresh crisp looking

Moneik said...

What a fun little quilt!
I did a mini quilt with some blocks just like that, which were leftovers, but in a different layout. I called it mini briar rose.

Auntie Em said...

I think your quilt looks just as fun as the inspiration quilt.

Hope little baby decides to slow down and wait to see the world.

Cheryl Willis said...

I love this layout, lucky baby!
I seem to be making baby quilts lately. Grand Kids all 'know' a teacher that is expecting, I think we are up to six that need finished this school year for summer babies.

Julie Fukuda said...

A little inspiration goes a long way.
While you are being inspired, your kindness and generosity is inspiring a whole community.

Becki White said...

You must be a much faster hand quilter than I am! I can't quilt during a movie -- too likely to poke myself with the needle. :) Hope the baby waits until you can finish it.

KaHolly said...

Quilting in the dark at the drive-in movies. That's a first!!

Char said...

You're good. I have trouble seeing to quilt in the daytime with light!

Shay said...

I love the colour in the baby quilt. I'm keeping my fingers crossed your friend holds on a bit longer too!

And yes- other peoples scraps are always infinitely more interesting than our own !