After some teething issues, Juliette is finally in her big girl bed. Which means I need to get cracking with her quilt. I started it a while back but it has been on the back burner for the last couple of months. I wanted to get back to the true roots of patchwork with this quilt by making something to keep my girl warm from scraps I already had. So far, I have only spent about $20 on the quilt. Most of the fabrics come from my stash with some generous donations from my sister Jules.
I wanted a soft, feminine quilt so have chosen pastel florals, solids and prints. I am not being fussy with placement (apart from alternating each square with the cherry and cream floral). The pieces are approx. 10cm squared. I have estimated that I will be sewing approximately 540 squares together! Sounds like a marathon but I have got an efficient little system of sewing worked out. I sew pairs one after another on the machine, then snip threads and join two pairs together to make quadruples. Then I piece the quadruples together to make strips.
I like that I can use special little favourite pieces and some pieces with a bit of history.
I am starting to wonder what I will do when I have no more quilts to make??