I tend to save "precious" fabric rather than cut into it. No longer. Why? Because when you cut into it and sew it back together, it can become even more precious.
Last year, this "Ruby" quilt went to a sweet little girl named Ruby.
The new quilt started with one block from my Charm Parade pattern.
Soon there were more.
Instead of procrastinating with the basting phase, as is often the case with me, I cut out some "Ruby" flannel for the back (so soft) and got started. . . And fell in love with crosshatch quilting.
I made the binding.
And for the first time, I finished the binding by machine rather than by hand. It's not perfect by a long shot and I'll keep practicing, but I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt. (Thanks to Crazy Mom Quilts and her great tutorials
I saved a selvage for the label.
And took a few more pictures. How could I resist? I love this quilt!
Soon it will be on its way to a cute and spunky little girl named Kate.The thing is, I knew as soon as I started working on this quilt that it would be going to this particular Kate, so I thought about her the whole time I was sewing. One of my favorite parts of sewing--when it's destined for someone in particular. And bonus--she and Ruby are friends, 4th generation friends. Isn't that amazing?
Pattern (my design): Charm Parade
Size: 30" x 40"
Made and machine quilted by me (in a record amount of time, I might add)
Are you ready to turn some of your precious fabric into something special?
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts
. Have a lovely weekend.