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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Shortcake

Well friends, I'm getting really close to being able to share my pattern with you.  I think it's all finished, but you know how sometimes things make sense in your head, but when you write it down, details can get confusing?  I really want to make sure that didn't happen with the pattern, so it is currently being read and tested by a couple of quilty friends, and once I get the green light from them that everything is clear, I'll be able to release the pattern and show you the quilt.  I do, however, get to show you this little baby quilt that I made from the scraps.


Aren't the colors so happy and sweet?  Bonnie and Camille fabrics (most of these are from the Scrumptious line) always have a way of always making me smile.  ps- you know what else makes me smile?... when my roses are full with tons of lush blooms!


I used every bit of leftover fabric in the quilt, so that left nothing for the back.  So this is not my usual pieced backing.  I love this huge aqua polkadot, and added a little bit of interest with a stripe of red polkadot.  I'm not sure that I would have used such a big polkadot on a bigger quilt, or if I had lots of scraps in the backing because I think it might be too busy.  But for this little one, I think it's just perfect!


I decided to call this one Shortcake because of the sweet colors, the stacked layers, and the fact that it was so quick and easy to put together.  The finished quilt measures 42x42."



17 comments:

  1. Precious for sure. You come up with the best names!

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  2. Very cute Kelly- nice big rectangles of fabric, babies don't like too many seams- and juicy prints and colours. I really like the back too!

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  3. Adorable! Just love those bright crisp colors!

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  4. You are so inspiring. You are so busy and get so much done. I am sure your pattern will be great and if you ever need to have someone test in the future...I would love to. I have lots of free time but get half as much done as you. Love your little baby quilt.

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  5. Shortcake is super sweet! I made my mom a table topper out of Scrumptious last week! It is such a fun collection.

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  6. Perfect size: forty-two square, i think since the one I'm working on is that size, or very close to it, I will quit. Maybe one border to pull it all into a frame.... Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Love your design and fabrics combo and it looks fabulous!!

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  8. Such a sweet baby quilt. I love reading about how you come up with your quilt names. It helps me when I come up with mine.

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  9. Lovely baby quilt. I like the backing too; that light blue large polka dot is is just right. I like the label but I've never thought of stitching the label on before I've done the quilting. It's a great idea.

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  10. I like the backing just fine! Perfect, happy colors for a baby quilt. Can't wait to see your new design!

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  11. Beautiful quilt! With lots of red, which is my favorite color. Not your usual backing as you said but it pairs very well with the top. I like the name you gave it too!

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  12. Such a fun quilt! I'm a bit jealous of the roses. Spring was very late arriving here and I am just now getting some blooms - my columbine.

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  13. Cute label. I can't wait to see the real quilt. The scraps are adorable.

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  14. Such a sweet baby quilt! The big dots make a great back.

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  15. Love this quilt! So happy and the colors just make you want to have a picnic. I love the binding color choice! Really sets off the quilt nicely!

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  16. Hopping over from linky party Such a Sew and Sew, I have seen you 3 x's today, I get your emails. your a busy quilter and I love your tag and names.

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