Monday, September 28, 2015

Gray Square Scramble Baby Quilt


My daughter co-hosted a baby shower over the weekend for her best friend Karlie. I decided to make and send a baby quilt, so the last couple weeks I spent planning and sewing. Karlie's colors are rainbow, and she prefers simple to fussy; I found this Gray Square Scramble digital pattern by Corey Yoder that fit the bill. I scaled it down from twin size to about 48" x 54".

Here is what my daughter texted during the shower. Check out the darling cowboy hat and boots Karlie's mother crocheted! (Can you tell we both like exclamation points? )


Moda Marbles and a soft gray dot for the small squares; light gray for the large squares


Patio Lights from Flight Patterns collection by Tamara Kate, one of my favorites, edged with leftover blocks from the front


My husband chose Kona Coal for the binding, and I think he made a great choice!


Quilting was diagonal wavy lines to contrast the straight lines on the large squares



My next project is this cute pumpkin pillow from Stitched With Love in McKinney, TX. My daughter saw it on their website and fell in love with it, so I talked to the store owner and ordered it. My daughter is visiting later this week, so I hope to finish it. This will be my first time paper piecing, so wish me luck!

7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is one cute quilt! I've been looking for a pattern for my daughter, who doesn't like the girly look, and this looks like something she might enjoy. I hope you'll share your pillow when it's complete. I did a paper pieced block years and years ago (I didn't even know it was paper piecing then) and I haven't touched it since, so I'm eager to hear your story about it. Good luck!

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  2. What a fabulous quilt Linda! The colours are very pretty.... bright and yet at the same time soft for a baby! Love those crocheted cowboy hat and boots! Good luck with the paper piecing! Christine x

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    1. Thank you so much Christine. I actually ended up buying a Craftsy class by Carol Doaks on paper piecing. :)

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  3. I love your baby quilt and the text conversation with your daughter! Such a sweet compliment from her! I hope you enjoy the paper piecing for the cute pillow. I have done some, and loved the results!

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    1. Thank you Diann! I'm hoping I'll get moving on the pillow - I have FOPP (fear of paper piecing).

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  4. I really do like that quilt! Some of them really are too complicated looking for my tastes as well, but I was envisioning just how pretty one like this, done in sea tones, would look on my bed! I am also crazy about that pumpkin pillow, so look forward to seeing what you do with that!

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    1. Thanks Pattie! I love sea tones also - that would make a great quilt.

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