Over the Christmas holiday I finished three small child quilt tops that I'll show you today and tomorrow. They were all partially started in October and November with the idea that I would try to include them in the shop stall at Christmas markets, but I just did not finish them in time. So, they sat in my sewing room as a pile of blocks that needed to be sewn into rows and then together. Low hanging fruit for my Christmas break.
First up, I used an Urban Zoology charm pack from the shop (which has now sold out) mixed with Kona solids to make a charm quilt. I split the charms in half (to 2.5x5 inch rectangles), framed them in Kona white, lime, red or peacock and then squared the blocks to 6 inches on all sides.
The entire quilt is surrounded in Kona navy. I have to say I am not convinced that border should stay on. I was pretty happy with the unisex brightness of the quilt before I added the border, but after it looks quite dark and male-ish. We'll see.
As usual, my glamorous photographic assistant was with Sunday while I snapped a few photos. It is rough taking pictures this time of year - it is always sideways raining, windy and dark. Sunday it was just overcast and slightly breezy, so you'll see most tops are not straight on the line, but it is the best I could do given the time of year.
Poor Molly hasn't been dry in weeks with our crazy weather. She has been swimming in the floods a good bit, which makes her happy. The bad thing is the garden is totally saturated, so even when she just goes out for a trot around the yard she's soaked. Can you see the puddle that formed under me while I took photos of this top? Crazy! I was actually sinking the longer I stood still!
Thank goodness for awesome, waterproof boots, huh?