Saturday, September 28, 2013

ScrapHappy Saturday Baby Blue

I thought August was a busy month!  September took off at a run.  I'm still waiting for life to slow down, and I don't have any children at home that are starting school.  But I did pick up my 20 year old granddaughter from the train station this week (the reason for the business) and even tho she's living with my mom I still have to take her around town to find a job as mom doesn't drive any more and doesn't have a car.  It's going to be nice to get to know this granddaughter better as she's lived a long ways away for many years and we've only gotten to see each other once a year, at best.

Searching for baby blues in my scraps was not an easy job.  Blues not being my favorite color I just don't have a lot of it.  And, since the graduates all seemed to want blue quilts, the blues are going fast.

 I thought I'd give you a teaser look of what the whole quilt will look like.  I've been looking at different quilting designs in anticipation of quilting it.  Of course the design will include some kind of rain drops.  I'm thinking of sashing it with a rainbow material, if I can find the right piece.  I bought one piece the other day but I think it is too bold.

To get other quilter's take on the blues hop on over to SoScrappy.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

ScrapHappy Saturday Baby Blue

Here it is the last Saturday of September and we've had some cold rainy weather and I started the first wood fire in the stove.  It seems way to early for that but as it's our main source of heat and I don't like to be cold there's not much choice.

I wanted to do something quick and simple for my scrappy baby blue quilt so I chose a pattern from Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting web site called Anni by Heather Jones. Her quilt was 68" square.  I made mine about half that size.

This was very simple and it went together very quickly, fitting all my requirements.

After I had three sides of the borders on I realized two of the panels were going the opposite direction form the original pattern.   Oh well!  I think it's a pattern that can have a few different looks.  I didn't really want it to be just like hers anyway.  :)     I'm calling it Baby Blue Annie.