20 November 2011

Left overs

First I have to tell you that the first thing I found after completing the quilt were these:
               My brother received the quilt on Friday and sent these pictures

I had so many scraps left over after I'd finished the quilt that I decided to make my brothers grandson, Ryan, 5 months old, a baby quilt. Here is Ryan:
 I made this one a little differently, joining the blocks with narrow strips (2" wide for top fabric, then ironed in half and 1 1/4 " wide strips of the backing fabric - no batting since they butt). Picture of narrow strips:

I also didn't use a border since size wasn't a consideration. The quilt was 3' X 4', 12 blocks and 1/3 the size of the queen size quilt. I used some striped fabric for the backing except for 2 left over squares of olive from the other quilt. Made it interesting.

                                              In a light strip of fabric I inscribed the quilt.


  1. Yep, that is the joy of leftovers!

  2. Beautiful colors, Beth! And as if a queen wasn't enough sewing, you had to make a smaller one! I'm sure your brother and the little one will enjoy these for a very long time!

  3. My brother loves his and this is the third baby quilt I've made for his 3 grandchildren. They were so fast and easy to make.


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