Back to quilts!
A while back, I started a red-white-and-blue quilt. In fact, I began working on two of them: one with a scrappy background, and one with blocks that all had the same pale blue on white background. All the blocks are big bow ties (simplified pattern, without Y seams) that lend a fun double arrow look.
Well, the baby who is the intended recipient has been born, and he’s a cutie! Little Augustine (“Augie”) will be able to cuddle up with these 1930s reproduction prints:
I put a cute “quilting words” fabric on the back because Augie’s mom also likes to sew:
Augie is just three weeks old, so I think this will be his view of the quilt for a while:
After piecing the quilt and layering with a 80/20 cotton/poly blend batting, I free-motioned large meandering patterns in pastel variegated thread. Free-wheeling quilting lines are good for a baby’s small hands to trace, and the primary colored arrows are stimulating for little eyes. I hope he likes it!
Here’s a photo showing my scrappier blocks, as yet to be turned into anything. I do like this block arrangement, too: