Okay, by now you know the drill. It's Wednesday, I'm showing what I'm working on, and I'm linking up with freshly pieced.
While I was happily quilting the Fandango merry go round (still at it, no end in sight yet), I was thinking about my next project. A baby quilt for my friend Christine. She's due at the beginning of July with a baby boy. Should be plenty of time to make a quilt until then, no? But, it just so happened that last Sunday I got an invitation to her baby shower. Which will be on June 4th. That's about a week and a half away. I better get going if I don't want to show up empty handed for this. After a brief moment of panic, I remembered this little stack of fabric:
And then I armed myself with the rotary cutter and dove right in. Now some of it looks like this:
I am making the 'Modern Crosses' quilt pattern from Susan Beal's book Modern Log Cabin Quilting. Yes, that's the very one from the cover. I did not want to use just one solid for in between the crosses, and I made the outer frames of each block a bit slimmer. It's funny, when I bought the fabric (it is from the DS Quilts collection, the one Denyse Schmidt did for Joann's), I almost did not pick up the plaid one. But after making the first block with it, I really liked the look.
And since this will be for a baby boy, I decided to put one into each row. I think this will balance out the floral prints of this line quite nicely and give it a more masculine touch, no? I figured I will need ten more blocks for the top, but they come together quickly with chain piecing.
I also found the time to cut into the IKEA fabric. This happy group of animals will (hopefully) soon be joining the leftover strips of Fandango.
In my head, I have the quilt design for this all figured out, but I will have to see if it also looks nice in reality.