Sunday, 15 March 2015

Finished | Improv Baby Quilt

I hope you're enjoying a lovely, lazy Sunday!

I thought I'd quickly pop in to share a recent finish - A scrappy, improv baby quilt.  

I started out with several scraps in greens and aquas, randomly sewed them together and used my 6" x 24" ruler to clean up the edges and create the scrappy bricks.  I cut two of them in half in order to create the off-set pattern. The "mortar" is made up of 2 1/2" wide white sashing strips.

I practiced my FMQ skills with an allover stipple - it was fast and fun.  I love how those squiggles look like sea monsters or moose antlers or kelp.  A polka dot backing was the perfect finishing touch, and since this little guy is 36" x 48", I didn't even have to piece the backing - BONUS!  

My favourite thing about this quilt?  The tropical colour palette.  It was a nice reprieve from the ultra-wintery weather of February.  I'm happy to say that it's starting to feel like spring might actually be on it's way.

This takes care of goal #5 on my Quarter 1 FAL list.  

Linking up (super late) with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by She Can Quilt and Mrs. Sew and Sew.  Do stop by and check out the scrappy goodness!

Happy Sunday!


  1. Thanks for the shout out and for linking up with #scraptastictuesday ! Love the result of your improv scrappiness! Lucky baby.