While wandering around my LQS,
I found some lovely peach fabrics
that were perfect for the baby quilt that I wanted to make.
One is a Cotton + Steel fabric,
one is Pandalicious,
and the lovely flowered navy/peach/white print
is part of the Wonderful Things Collection.
I've struggled in the past with piecing nine patch blocks,
having them skew on me somewhat.
This time I used short 2.5 inch strips (6.4 cm),
sewing the long edges together,
then lightly pressing them.
I carefully cut them into 2.5 inch widths,
and then sewed them together.
Those steps worked for me,
giving me the square blocks that I wanted!
I alternated the soft peach nine patch blocks
with the navy floral print to create this baby quilt.
This is for someone who loves soft, muted colors,
so I'm hoping that she will be happy!
On the spinning side of things,
I've been spinning a Merino/silk roving
in the cinnamon colorway.
It's a very soft combination that feels wonderful
flowing over my fingers as I spin.
This morning I sat outside on our back deck,
while hand quilting my improv log cabin
Burst of Color baby quilt.
I'm using Sulky 12 weight Cotton Dream thread,
choosing the muted pastel colors
for free style big stitch quilting.
Each morning these two, Daisy and Max,
patiently watch for the deer
to cross through our front yard.
They are very happy when the quail family
and maybe one of these days,
if I'm lucky,
I'll be able to get a photo of them!
Here's hoping that you have time for fiber/fabric this week,