Thursday, January 17, 2013


I quilted the baby quilt I've been working on last night.  The pattern is "Kaleidoscope" by CluckCluckSew .  It was a fun pattern to make.  I backed it with this pretty fleece. 

The pattern joins eight pieces in a pinwheel, then calls for stitching a circle over the intersection.

I decided it would be a good idea to remove that bulk at the center, so I cut that part out.

The fabrics are from a kit I bought at Connecting Threads a while back.  Instead of the fabric they included for the center circle I chose to use some Paddington Bear numbers I cut from a piece of fabric in my stash.  There are twenty blocks, so I have two sets of the numbers one through ten for the little girl to learn to count with when she gets (much) older.
By the way, I am holding myself back from buying some of the new line of fabric there.  It's all reds!!!

I sewed a couple of these blocks last night.  It's a disappearing four patch using 10 inch squares.  Long ago in an attempt to manage my fabric stash I cut some of it into different size squares and strips.  This is part of an ongoing effort to use some of them!

Do not be deceived by this innocent looking face.  This little girl is continual mischief!  We are so happy she is doing well, though, after her rough start in life that we are being a little more merciful than we probably should be.
It is a beautiful sunshine-y day here and I am going now to work a bit outside.
Hope your day is filled with wonderful opportunities for joy!
Hugs and kisses,


Karen said...

The baby quilt looks great. Love the idea with the blocks. The fleece will be lovely on the back.
Yes, the reds at that store do look good!
Love the pup photos.
PS. A previous reply bounced back to me. I will have to check out what is happening between our emails.

Sheila said...

Baby quilt looking good. I'm trying not to think about that new red fabric collection at Connecting Threads. Little Lady looks so sweet. Hard to believe that she could ever be naughty :D

Thimbleanna said...

The quilt peeks look great Elaine! And little Lady is looking just as cute as can be!

Susie Swanson said...

Awesome.. I love that and wish I could make one of those.. I admire your beautiful talent so much.. That fleece will be great on the back.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I see now that you used 10" squares ... I used 5", which in hind sight, is too small, IMHO. How wide is your sub-cut strip?

Lady is such a cutie!