The Quilter's Expo has come to Tinley Park, Il. the past two years. This year I thought my classes were on Friday but when I arrived, nope, they were on Thursday. This was plainly printed on all my tickets. etc. I was so disappointed because I had attended Debby Kratovil's Modern Quilt block class in the fall of 2012 and loved it. I started a quilt in that class but as Zara was due in December I was pretty darn busy with other sewing. I put it on a shelf and forgot about it.
This weekend I realized I only had one week left to make a baby quilt for a New Mom in book club. Yikes! I knew she was pregnant, I knew she had the baby and always wanted to make her a quilt but somehow I hadn't put a plan into action. I remembered that quilt I had started and loved. Perfect! I was on a mission the last couple of days to complete this super modern baby quilt!
These were the blocks I had from class. Debby made the class really fun, we all cut out the middle strips and swapped them so we ended up with a wonderful variety. Then we cut up the white fabric and stitched it on the ends.
The white on each side was 10" wide and two different lengths. I made more than two sizes so I would have different looks and distances of white.
I laid out the slices, switched things around, flipped where the bigger chunk of white was and sewed the slices back together.
It went together pretty quickly and I pressed all the seams in the same direction.
I turned them this way and that.
I slipped in pieces of white, actually white on white, to see how they would look as a whole. I wanted to use a piece of fabric for the back so that limited the size I could make it. I also only had about a half yard of the white fireflies on white left from class.
This piece of fabric for the back is perfect for a super modern baby quilt!
It's a Robert Kaufman fabric and it looks like a modern quilt itself. I have more than a yard so that's going to determine the size of the top.
I started sewing white strips onto the blocks. On the very last strip, I sewed the wrong side to the right side. I ripped it out and then I sewed the right side to the wrong side. I couldn't believe it. I had to take a little break and then rip again. This time I managed to sew it right sides together.
Hurrah for me! But it gave me food for thought and a picture to post tomorrow on my Facebook page so there you go!
I asked my daughter if the new Mom would like it and she assured me she would.
After I finish and publish this post I am going to grade a set of tests for my class. But when I get home from class I will put this cutie on my Longarm, Gladys and quilt it. I am thinking fireflies?
I am also still working on the binding for the Big Piece of Fabric quilt. I decided to do it by hand so it is taking forever.
I will post both quilts when they are all done!
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