Info for Baby Kelsey’s quilt
First of all, thank you for contributing your time and talents toward a special quilt for our long-awaited baby. I have so enjoyed becoming a part of such a loving and crafty family. The baby quilt tradition has been such fun to participate in, and one I’ve looked forward to, ever since Emily’s quilt over a decade ago!
Aunt Emily hinted at something a little different for this quilt. I fell in love with a simple quilt that I feel would be fun to make as a group. The blocks are half-square triangles, and I think it would look so so neat incorporating fabrics from all of our respective stashes. The scrappier, the better!
The blocks are easy to make. Can you see that each square is made from a colored fabric with white in this quilt? I will print up a bunch of foundations so we can paper-piece to make it easier. (It’s not technically paper-piecing, but I will explain using the foundations as a guide.) I have the backing and the off-white fabric for the light parts of the half-squares.
I thought we could make zigzags of assorted fabrics in the same color family plus an off-white for the “background.” I would prefer no purples/lavenders nor black, but I think all other pastels and even brights like yellows, reds, oranges, or greens would work well for the blocks.
We’re not finding out the gender of the baby until it’s born. I found an entire nursery set on craigslist online in a cute gender-neutral farm animal theme. Here are some photos of the appliqués:
I’m looking forward to the quilting bee and seeing everybody there. Happy New Year! See you next weekend.