Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011 Challenge: Baby's Fancy - Boy

My husband was laughing at me the other day because he says my definition of "done" is rather vague. He's learned that saying done when I'm quilting doesn't mean done-done; more often just that some stage is done. But I can say unequivocably that I actually have three quilts (of the 27 I'm shooting for!) completely and utterly done.

Hooray! Here's the first one - in every sense of the word. First I found fabric for, first I cut out, first I sewed, first done quilting.

This is the pattern called Baby's Fancy in the book and it looks deceptively simple. But anytime you start adding stars and putting things on point, you end up with a ton of pieces, including a lot of triangles. Ugh. Still, I absolutely love the fabric combination I came up with here. That stripe in the sashing was really hard to cut and give up.

This is the quilt I was struggling to get the free motion to stop pulling so much. So half the back looks sketchy and half looks good. (This is why it is ever so smart to use a print on the back!) And I made the choice to not quilt the inner border and tried my hand at a loop in the outer border, which was nicely fast to do and mostly came out nicely. Corners are really tough to take with that particular pattern.

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