Kids Quilts

Not quite sure what has driven this recent obsession with starting more kids and cot quilts, but I can assure you I am not pregnant/nesting! I have precut a large amount of squares out of my novelty stash.  When I want some "mindless" piecing I open the box and go for it.  
I love four patches, and even though the animals heads sometimes get cut off, 2.5" squares in the smaller prints looks effective.  I didn't have enough of the little squares to make a whole quilt, so I teamed them up with the 4.5" cut squares.  While I like this layout and it uses up some more stash, it is a very busy pattern.
So I thought I would make one in a split nine patch format with some colour to break up the pictures.  But I couldn't work out how to make "the pattern" AND keep the animals up the right way.  I am not sure that this layout is anymore soothing to the eye!
SO I found one novelty print (which I swear I did not buy - must be from Mum?) and teamed it with some left over pinks out of my stash.  There is not a lot of pink in my stash so I was pleased to have a "girl" quilt.
AND THEN I found my 2.5" strip and square box.  There were some orphan pink and white four patches in there.  That started a whole new sewing session of four patches.  Which then lead to this quilt top!  So while I now have four new WIP, I think will consider it a glass half full - because there is a whole lot less fabric sitting in my stash!  
Next step is to find them all borders and backings....from the stash!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.


4 comments:

  1. Again you have made some fun quilts for some kiddos and by golly, used up some stash. I need to do more of that! Great job!

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  2. fun quilts... I think little ones are fun becasue they are quick and use up some of those smaller pieces we have sitting in the cupboards...and maybe we still get a bit clucky sometimes?????
    Hugz

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  3. once again you are being so productive, looks great, must be time for another sewing fix here, instead of this decluttering, which is taking up so much time

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  4. You are so productive still looking for my mojo..

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