I finished a quilt. I got looking and couldn’t believe that this is only my first one for the year. How can it be March and I’ve only finished one?? I know the answer, Rosie…and cross stitch…and grandkids.
It’s all good and I don’t mind a bit but seriously, it’s hard to believe that I only have one finish for the year.
This one is made from my leftover Wild Child blocks.
You might remember that I made a Wild Child quilt for one of my childcare kiddos for Christmas. Here is that one. You can read more about it HERE.
Well I had a few blocks leftover and decided that I was going to use them up right away and not them get lost in the orphan block basket.
Here is the quilt on the frame…..
…and here it was when I was binding.
…and here it is finished!!
I had some blocks with a white background left and some with a purple background left. I was very short on the purple fabric and couldn’t make enough blocks to make an alternating pattern of purple and white background blocks so I decided to make an “x” with the purple block and fill in with the white ones. This way I only need three more purple blocks and I had just enough fabric for that.
I had sewn this up in December and then it sat as Rosie didn’t do the sewing room. I didn’t need it done either. At the time I had no one in mind for this. Then one of my girls had a good idea. Why not give the Wild Child quilt to the gal in my childcare whose mom is expecting. Then if the family has a girl, I could gift this to the girl. PERFECT….
So mom is due in a couple weeks…fingers crossed it’s a girl.
I do have another quilt if it’s a boy though. I’m happy to say that regardless, I have the baby covered.
In the original quilt the blocks turn one to the right, one to the left. In this I oriented them all the same direction.
I used an awesome Kaffe print for the border. I just love it. I bought it in December when Quilted Twins had a big Kaffe sale.
The bright pink in there almost looks like lightning across the sky. So pretty.
I bound it using the same print. When I have a wild border, I always do that. It’s about impossible to match otherwise…plus, I don’t like the quilts looking “boxed in”. I think if I would have put the same pink for the binding, the quilt would have been “boxed in”.
Here’s my backing…something simple and girly. I thought it was perfect.
I’ve had so much fun with the Wild Child pattern. You can find it in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.
See what I mean when I said that the bright pink in the border almost looks like lightning? I love it!
…and with that, quilt #1 of the year in completely finished. I got the sewing room cleaned. I bought a new bed for Rosie that will stay in the sewing room and so far, she was good. I sure hope it stays that way.
I have a few more quilts that have deadlines that are fast approaching. I did this one quick just to test and she passed the test. Next up, it’s time to finish baby Jasper’s quilt.