Thursday, February 21, 2013

I had this fabulous little fat

quarter and wanted desperately to make a child’s quilt from it.
It is Paddington Bear………..right up there with Pooh in my opinion. paddington bear
I went into EQ and designed this spiffy little quilt.  All log cabin.  I picked up all the colours from the swatch and it looked pretty darn good.  Then I went to the store and started to look for fabrics.  I had two in my stash.
I looked and looked and Charleen looked and finally all these fabrics were stacked up.  I thought they looked pretty darn good.  I sat and made it up and got this!
Boy was I disappointed.  That bluey/turquoisey colour is a disaster.  Its way too bright and that green…..well it just isn’t working, not with that bluey fabric anyway.
I went out bright and early the next morning and spent an hour at another store and when I got home I made up this….IMG_5442still not great, but its getting there.
The final attempt is this and I must say I am quite a bit happier with it.  IMG_5443
When I wrote the column the big decision was what to back it with.  I have a lot of flannelette so yellow will go on one of them and I’m thinking blue on the other…….maybe green………yeah, I think green.
I like this pattern. I made something similar years ago for a log cabin workshop and it doesn’t take long to make up.   A half a day and you have a baby quilt.

I posted this quilt on my forum and the girls liked it, so I made a PDF.  You can grab it here................

Search This Blog

Humboldt Broncos

Humboldt Broncos
This blog is dedicated to the young people that lost their lives from the Humboldt Hockey Team. It is also dedicated to the first responders, the doctors and nurses and to the families and the people of Saskatchewan

by Maya Angelou

"Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life. When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

Print Friendly

Print Friendly and PDF