Over the long week-end, I decided to take a break from machine quilting my baby quilt and do some cutting. I can machine quilt for only so long and then I have to find something else to do.
I decided to cut the fabric for Cody's Christmas quilt. I stacked the fat quarters and cut all five at the same time. I had just put a new blade in my cutter and boy it went through like a hot knife goes through butter. Did that save me some time!
After they were cut I put them up on the flannel wall. I'm going to make the quilt smaller than I originally thought. I'm only going to do 5 blocks across and 10 rows down. I really want that black to be in the centre for what reason? Take a look below
This is it! The final quilt design. I'm not doing another one. I have redone the first border so it will be pieced to use up the fabric that is left. The black border I found in PEI when I was down. I know he will like it! I just have to get a backing and think I may just hit our national fabric shop for it. Sometimes I luck out and get really good fabric.
I now have her sister's fabric. Blues.......................all blues. Her favourite colour. What I had bought her will now be my new jacket.
By the way, I had an email from Quiltwoman yesterday or maybe the day before. They are now offering downloadable patterns. There are a couple that I really like. I'll check it out soon. I need to do some scrap quilts and use up some of this fabric. Its growing in my closet.