Today I’m sharing my first quilt finish of 2015 – a baby quilt for my nephew. My sister-in-law is due in March, and I threw her a baby shower a couple weeks ago, so I had to have an awesome gift.
The pattern is the Sparkle Punch QAL by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh!Fransson. I started off planning for a 48”x48” quilt, but partway through I was getting tired of the sew, check, press, trim, press, trim for EVERY PIECE OF EVERY BLOCK. So I changed it to a 36”x48” quilt. Quicker to finish, and I can use the extra squares for another project.
The effect of the crazy pressing and trimming is awesome, but the whole obligation sewing thing (even when I am the one deciding on said obligation sewing) combined with my sewing ADD/flakiness was putting me over the edge with this one. I have something like four new projects I want to start (plus my UFOs), so I wanted to get this one done.
I was 75% done with the top and had a slump. A couple nights procrastinating and I finally put on my big girl pants and finished up the top.
By that time I was on a deadline, so I made this quilt my biotch and finished it up stat.
I do like the color scheme and the fabrics. They are mostly new, but I have leftovers to add to the stash. Can I just say, the steak fabric is freaking awesome, especially since we are a farming family. It’s from the Farm to Fork collection by Lily Gonzalez-Creed for Windham. The mustard/gold Glamping dots are pretty nifty as well. And the Moo fabric is Milk Cow Kitchen by Mary Jane for Moda. I have some of the feed sack fabric from that collection waiting for the right project.