Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sweet Like Sugar

This is how I decided to use up my all white Bella Solids charm pack. Holly had suggested to just pair it up with a patterned charm pack to make a quick patchwork quilt. She was absolutely right when she said quick! This one was a breeze to put together.

I did think it turned out a little small with just the two charm packs, so I added a few borders around to add some size. I think it may be a little too big in the end, but lucky for me, babies grow and it'll be just the right size at some point in her lifeThe binding might be my favorite binding ever. It was a teensy bit more work because I didn't realize you had to match up stripes on striped binding, so I had to pull out some stitches (which I normally avoid at all costs!) and put it back together. It was well worth it in the end to have it look like one big continuous piece.
It is quilted in the ditch around the patchwork and then 1/4" on either side of each of the border seams. It made for an interesting pattern on the back...of which I only have terrible pictures, so you'll have to trust me on that one!

~Sara

7 comments:

Leslie said...

this looks great!

Donna said...

Is it just me or is your quilting getting better and better all the freakin' time? Love this!

Christy said...

It's so gorgeous! Well done!

Sarah said...

Love the binding!

Holly said...

Oh so sweet! I think that the striped binding might be the best thing ever!

I always think that it is better to have the quilt on the larger side so that it can grow with the child.

Hope that the charm packs weren't just quick, but also satisfying!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I love the narrow borders and the binding is great.

I always tend to make baby quilts on the big side too. I used to get frustrated with myself until one of the moms sent me a picture of the quilt being used on their toddler bed.

Jennifer :)

Sara said...

Thank you so much. As usual, you all know how to make me smile!

Jennifer - it's funny you say that!I just got a picture of a quilt I'd made for a baby two years ago on his new toddler bed. Always so great to see them in use!

Holly - charm packs were a dream. Too bad also cost prohibitive!