Gavin’s Baby Quilt

img_3773Made for: Gavin Long, Born August 27, 2009
Started: July 11, 2009
Pattern: Crazy Eights by Bits ‘n Pieces
Finished Size:  44.5″ x 37.25″

I used eight different prints and the Crazy Eights pattern by Bits ‘n Pieces for this attempt at a wild baby quilt. One of the comments I got from a previous baby quilt was that the parents really liked the bright colors. So no more pastels for me.

The fabrics use are:

Tropical Safari by Nancy J. Smith and Lynda S. Milligan, Possibilities for Avlyn Inc.

img_3781I tried different border options and finally decided not to do a border at all.

July 11, 2009 – Completed all the blocks
July 17, 2009 – Sewed blocks together to complete the top
July 18, 2009 – Sandwiched with Backing ready for quilting

Lesson learned: It was a waste of time to carefully press the seams to one side while piecing because there was no rhyme or reason as to how they would be placed in the final blocks or how the blocks woud fit together in the final color layout. So I ended up wtih some seams that are folded both ways on the back. Not compulsively neat like I like it, but no one will know but me.


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