I typically make baby quilts for all the babies born in the family…my side and Hubby’s side too. Now we’ve moved into the great nieces and and great nephew category. In early September a new little one was born on Hubby’s side of the family. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get the quilt machine quilted so I didn’t hurry to get it done.
My foot has gotten better now and I am hoping that before long I’ll be able to get rid of the boot so it’s time to get that baby quilt top made. Well the babies last name is Hanson so what quilt do you think I’m going to make? If you know me at all you’ll guess that I purchased Bonnie Hunter’s new pattern H is for Happy, P is for Pinwheel. I am making the H version only in the baby sized…..
Sunday afternoon I grabbed my 3 1/2″ recycled shirt scrap bucket and started cutting. It was so slick being I had a scrap bin to cut from. In a short time I had a pile of block cut and happily sewing.
A short couple hours later I had this…I LOVE IT!!
The only problem, I love it as is. I like the shirt fabrics and I like them set side by side like this. So I’m taking a detour off the pattern. I’m not making the blocks wonky and I’m not making the funky sashing. I’m simply making more “H” blocks. I love making these. They are simple, quick and so cute.
I’ve decided on a 5×5 setting. Pictured I have 11 blocks. I’ll need 14 more. I’m super excited to be making more. Like I said, they are super fun to make.
I sent a picture of this to Kelli and of course she was super excited about it…I think anyone with a “H” name would feel that way.
Right now I am thinking maybe a narrow yellow inner border and then a blue outer border….or maybe no border at all. What do you think??
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