Thankful and a Change of Plans

I had every intention to modify the quilt on the front cover here…(It’s a magazine from Winter 2011) and make a baby quilt for my nephew and his wife.

But then a box of fabric came in the mail from my friend Ila (THANKS so much Ila!) and I dumped it along with other scraps that had been given to me on the floor and started to create.  Before long, I had this…


Well I couldn’t stop there…so I kept going and before long, I had this.  A baby quilt for the new baby boy my nephew and his wife are expecting.


I just love scrap quilting out of little snippets.  Making something out of nothing is my favorite.  It’s not the favorite of my sewing room though.  Just last week it was clean…way clean…let’s just say it a disaster again.  As much as I hate cleaning up the mess playing with the scraps was SO-SO worth it!

If I had to do it over again, I would have picked a brighter fabric for the narrow colored inner border…but it’s okay as is.  It finished at about 40″ square.

If you want a mini tutorial on how to make it, let me know and I’ll put something together.  It really just took a couple hours.  I love cute and easy.

Today I am  hooking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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31 thoughts on “Thankful and a Change of Plans

  1. Jody

    Yes, tutorial PLEASE! This is really cute! It’s really cruel and unusual punishment to show us fanatical types something so amazing and then dangle a tutorial in front of our noses . . . and then make us WAIT! ;-)

  2. Bethany

    It would be great to have a tutorial. Your quilt is really lovely. I am in the process of working through my scrap baskets trying to eliminate a lot, and this would be the perfect project. Thanks so much. You do such nice work. Everything you post is beautiful.

  3. Judy D in upstate NY

    Yes, please post a tutorial. I have a nephew coming in Sept. and this would be a great quilt to make for him. Thank you!

  4. debbie siltala

    I love it, a tutorial would be great. It seems my scraps just multiply overnite and no matter how many I use, the piles just don’t go down!

  5. cindy

    Please count my vote as YES to a tutorial. I love scrap quilts and star quilts and this would fill both. I’ve got to get to work on using up my scraps. Thanks for the offer and sharing.

  6. Becky Ganzhorn

    Ditto, would love a tutorial. Only a few hours? I must be the slowest piecer around, but this is a fabulous pattern, so I’d love to give it a try. Thanks for your blog… You inspire me, and I love how down to earth & authentic you are. Cudos!

  7. Tressa

    I would love a tutorial as my daughter wants to make a quilt for her new girl cousin and this might be just the thing for us to do.

  8. Michelle

    That is SOOOOO cute! I like the inner border the way it is.

    Would love to see a tutorial. I’ve never played with diamonds or set in seams.

  9. Juliet

    Please, please do a tutorial for this lovely Baby Star Quilt, what a wonderful way to use up those scraps.
    I have been reading your blog for sometime now but this is the first time I have ever commented, I so love this little quilt andI think it’s all those beautiful blues, not too baby wishy washy.

  10. pat in wi

    very cute! the baby and parents are sure to love it! a tutorial would be awesome and go on my sewing bucket list…are there set in seams?!

  11. Mary

    I would love a tutorial! My guild does baby quilts for the sheriff to give out and this would be perfect! I would also use it to make a quilt for my new granddaughter who is due the end of July. Thanks!

  12. Lani

    Very cute Jo! I’d love a tutorial…this would be just as cute in pink too. Thanks.

  13. Tricia

    Yes, a tutorial, please! I was just thinking that my college classes are ending soon and I am going to need some projects!
    Thank you for all the work you put into your blog and for all the inspiration you give me!
    Tricia

  14. Skye

    Oh, PLEASE yes, a tute! I have a baby quilt I must make, but have been waffling on patterns; nothing “felt” just right. And now this!! :-) It will be perfect!!!!
    I am waiting with a huge smile! Thanks for all that you do!

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  16. Joyce

    Yes please the tutorial. This is very beautiful and love the colors. Keep up the great blog. Joyce

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