Quilted Pink (and Green and Orange and Turquoise and Yellow and a Little Bit Red)

I once said I’d never make a quilt. Which was from the beginning a complete lie because I had, in fact, already made one quilt. A crazy quilt. From a huge box of bitty vintage scraps my grandmother had saved. The panels I sewed became the top of the duvet which we still use in the winter. Taylor loves it.

The idea of making a quilt–that is, going out and buying new material, cutting it up, and sewing it all back together–still doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, and yet, I have made another quilt. A little one. As a test of my ability to do it, I think.

I pulled together all the light-weight cotton scraps I had from custom purses, friends, stockings, projects-never-finished, and some never started. It was quite the colorful assortment.

I ripped it all into 3 inch strips and started combining the strips until I had the width I wanted.

I sewed the short ends together and then started building the length of the quilt. It was fun arranging the strips on our table, mixing up the colors and being sure there wasn’t too much concentrated anywhere.

Right now the Babe’s favorite thing to do with the quilt is to run under it as I shake it out. It hasn’t really been cold enough to use as a blanket, so we just keep it around the house and fluff it when she gets bored ๐Ÿ™‚ She likes to sit on it, too, since I wouldn’t let her come near it while I was pinning it all together (pins + baby = bad news).

The next quilt I want to make, as previously mentioned, is something like this from Alicia Paulson. I want it big and cozy and all sorts of wonderful colors and textures. I think I’m going to have to wait a while, though, since I’d like to do it mostly from scraps or leftover material from other projects. Momma’s stash: here I come!



  1. kay wrote:

    This is super cute and bright and fresh! She will cherish it forever. I need to get back into quilting. Just need a little inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    So, you think you will do more quilts in the future? We should start a quilting club when you move back. Or, if you’re just not that passionate about it, how about a sewing club? I could use the motivation. ๐Ÿ™‚

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