Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Continuing on

Last year, I decided I would go through this book...

Modern Basics by Amy Ellis making whatever quilts suited my fancy while at the same time using up only my stash. Here's the original post. I did complete one quilt  and now I have continued on making...

this quilt that is on the cover of the book. I opted not to add the flowers, even though it's called Posie Patch, since I didn't really think they added anything to an already busy quilt.

Oh, but that's not all. I had already put aside these fabrics.

I liked the combination and thought it would make a nice modern baby quilt. Some of the patterns in the book have yardage requirements for several sizes of quilts and I had already decided that I would make a crib size quilt if that was an option.

 This was the pattern in the book - 1,2,3. I have no use for a pile of lap throws.

So, here's the baby quilt. If, and when, a baby is expected, I will finish this but until then, it can stay a quilt top. Or perhaps I will finish it and donate it to Linus quilts. We'll see what the future holds.

I'm still quilting away on the Juniper Hollow quilt but this post was a diversion since I didn't think anyone wanted to see the progress of the quilt on the frame.

I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network
Esther's blog and W.I.P. Wednesday at freshly pieced.


  1. I love the fabrics and colours you have chosen. Very pretty:)

  2. I won't even guess at how many projects you have going on at one time. You really keep yourself busy.

  3. Oh, I love your baby quilt. Delicious, happy colors!

  4. I do like triangles but the posies wouldn't add much. The soft colours are lovely for a baby quilt.

  5. definately agree about the Posies -- the triangles make the quilt a much too busy background for the florals... I did a similar idea some time back but all my patchwork was using alot of light colours and flowers showed up much better. Keepin busy is what we hobbyists do, it is the whole point of a hobby -- making work seem like play!

  6. What a pretty baby quilt. And the book must be fun to work from.

  7. he triangle quilt looks better the way it is, without the flowers. The baby quilt is pretty and will suit a boy as well as a girl.

  8. Wow!! Baby quilts in anticipation! I am impressed. When I do them, it is always in a rush after the fact.

  9. I love both quilts. This is a new book to me, and I like what I see of its patterns.

  10. very pretty cloth choices Dolores.....

  11. You are right that those flowers don't add much to that quilt.
    Your baby quilt is lovely, that block is nifty!


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