Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday

One of my dearest local friends had her third child on New Years Eve.  Her oldest is 3 weeks younger to the day than Emma and they've been friends their entire lives.  Her son is a year and a half younger than Oren and thinks Oren hung the moon.  When I asked him if he wanted the baby to be a girl or a boy--he said he hoped it was an Oren!  haha  I was rolling on the floor laughing.  :)

So when baby #3 arrived, I wanted to make her something special.  But they didn't find out what they were having, so I waited until this week to get started on making them a quilt.  I pondered a few ideas 2 nights ago and decided to finally make Holly's Colorblock Quilt.  I've loved this one for a long time (like since she introduced it) but I'd never bought the pattern.

Image of Colorblock Quilt Pattern

So I did.  Then yesterday afternoon I went through my fabric stash and decided on a bundle I'd bought at JoAnn I don't even remember when and pair it with some Kona solids I had laying around.  Only one problem--the pattern called for 6 fabrics and my bundle only had 5....  So I altered the pattern.  I removed the bottom stripe (the orange one in the above picture) and then altered the dimensions of the other blocks to make them a little smaller.  I wanted this quilt to be more like a lovey that she can carry around once she's walking, so I graded everything down a little.

Night-time pictures are the worst, aren't they?  
Yesterday evening while Oren was in the bath I managed to get the quilt almost 3/4 of the way done.  This pattern is so easy to put together and so well-written.  Holly did a great job explaining--even though it's simple she didn't assume you know what to do just based on the picture.

But, I'm adding a twist to the quilt.  Whenever I do a baby quilt, I love to embroider baby's name on it. It makes it a little more personal.  So, that's where I'm at this afternoon.  I'm hand embroidering and then I'll just need to sew the sections altogether and call it a quilt top.

Hopefully tomorrow I can baste and quilt this one.  A baby quilt delivered before the baby is a month that even possible from me??  We shall see.

Make sure to head over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to on this fine Wednesday.


  1. I guess she didn't have an Oren! Love the fabrics. I can't wait to see it!

  2. Love the quilt design - that'll be gorgeous. Very special with the name embroidered on it too!

  3. I think it is going to be very cute! And you've already gotten another little girl started on her love of purple!


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