Something from (Almost) Nothing

I like to sew quilts and baby quilts are the most fun to make.  Bright colours combined with white is my favourite combination to sew.  Being part of a large family means that lots of opportunities arise to sew baby quilts!

Way back in the fall, I saw a picture in a magazine of a scrappy quilt called a “Crayon Quilt”. Not wanting to buy the magazine just for the quilt pattern, I figured it couldn’t be too hard to figure out how to put it together.  I kept that image in my mind until this spring when it was time to make another baby quilt.

The first step was to gather fabric.  The thing about scrappy quilts is you really do need to use scraps as the beauty of these quilts is due to a large variety of fabrics.  Scrappy quilts wouldn’t be the same if you had only a small assortment of fabrics.  

I sorted through my scraps and piled them in colour groups.  I was pleasantly surprised that I had sufficient scraps for my plan.  It’s nice when things work out like that!

Then it was a matter of cutting, cutting, and more  cutting.  After that came the sewing with the pedal to the metal.  I had a deadline that was coming quickly.

Lots of thread was used in the quilting.

A fun print was used for the backing.  Lots of colour and lots of white.  Perfect!

 Hand sewing the binding of the quilt, the last step of making the quilt, was actually completed a couple of days ahead of schedule. This quilt cooperated with me and came together just as I had envisioned it.  

Breanne was happy to test out the quilt to make sure it would be suitable for the new baby.  Judging by her smile, she seems to think it will do the job just fine!

What was once a pile of leftover scraps turned into a fun quilt to be gifted to a new mom and her baby.  Something lovely was made from (almost) nothing.