So, I finished this baby quilt over the weekend. I didn’t take the vacation days I expected when I planned my ‘two week challenge’. I’m going to take some days at the end of this month instead, with the intent to spend one full day at the annual International Quilt Festival!
This baby quilt is made primarily with Urban Zoologie and Remix prints by Ann Kelle with a gray background by Riley Blake. It will finish around 58″ square and uses the Tumbleweed block pattern by Lori Holt in her Farm Girl Vintage book.
Here’s a little closeup. I want to quilt it myself, but I’m just not sure. I bought a plush minky fabric for the backing and I’m scared how hard it might be to quilt it without getting puckers and uneven results on my own.
Since I still had some time available, and Houston Astros baseball to watch on TV… I went ahead and started cutting out fabrics for the 9th installment of the Snapshots Quiltalong, called Quilty Cat!
I wanted to replicate the look of our black cat, Violet – without making the cat pitch black in the quilt. I had this really pretty gray fat quarter that worked perfectly.
Once I got started, I couldn’t stop. I had to finish it before I went to bed last night. Isn’t she cute?
Here’s my model, Violet, with her Quilty Cat block this morning. (And my lonesome little Farmhouse block waiting patiently for me to get back to that project)
Now I just have to do the Hot Air Balloon and the Bicycle block to be caught up. The 10th installment gets released on Thursday however, so I’ll be down three by the weekend. But, for me, I’m doing really good to stay caught up this far (7 blocks out of 9).
Hope you are all enjoying the changing of the seasons! I’m rooting for the Astros to win their Game 4 right now!
All my best,
Your quilt looks so bright and happy! I like it even more than the one in the book! Your cat posing for the block is perfect! How did you get her to do that? ha I am looking to see how you are coming along on your Gigi’s Thimble quilt with the Farmhouse fabrics!
Thanks Sinta! Violet is such a character. She loves me, but she is a real bi@# to our other cats. Very territorial! haha I can’t wait to start back on that project. Hopefully next week…
Violet and her namesake block are both looking good, Jennifer! I want to make the Snapshots bicycle block, too. Have you already chosen fabrics?
I love the baby quilt. They gray background and bright fabrics are perfect. Awesome!
Thank you Tanya! I hope the baby parents like it too – a little non-traditional.