Happy Path & Bloggers’ Quilt Festival
With so much going on, I almost missed that this week is the Spring Bloggers’ Quilt Festival on Amy’s Creative Side. I’m sneaking under the wire here, but I wanted to share this baby quilt:
Happy Path was made from scraps left over from another special project, a quilt made several years ago for my daughter Ashlee. Most of the pieces were already cut into squares or rectangles, so it was just a matter of sorting the fabrics and randomly piecing.
I tried to keep the trimming to a minimum and just squeaked by with enough fabric.
Once I had the blocks built, I crosscut each and inserted a sashing strip, purposely cutting (where possible) through the largest pieces to add continuity across the sashing.
A final sashing strip between blocks (and rotating the blocks to avoid intersections) finished the top.
When it came time to piece the square back, I couldn’t resist playing with a 9-patch. Or in this case, a 9-patch in a 9 patch in a 9-patch. Can you tell I love them?
I quilted it with a freehand feather meander – the first time for me on a large scale.
Does it have a home? Not quite yet. A month from now we hope to know if we’re having a grandson or a granddaughter in October. So maybe, or maybe it will wait for another. It makes me smile either way!
Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful quilts at the Bloggers’ Quilt Festival ~ it’s so much fun!