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Sunday, December 20, 2015

And...That's All, Folks!

Yay!  The final quilt on my Christmas to-do list is finished, and just in the nick of time, too!  The pattern choice for this baby quilt was actually born from a need to use up some fabric that was cut by mistake.

In my haste to get started on my Filigree quilt, I accidentally cut all of my white background squares to the finished size, instead of a half inch bigger for seam allowance; and if that wasn't enough, I also cut my sashing an inch too short as well.  To top it all off, I didn't realize any of this until I had every single piece cut.  Every. single. piece.  I am usually meticulous in making sure my measurements are correct before making a single cut, so I really don't know possessed me to just haul off and start cutting.  That was a pretty large cut of Kona, so it was a low moment for sure.  Suffice it to say- lesson (re)learned.

As much as I really didn't want to keep staring at my big pile of mistakes, I just couldn't bear to throw all of that Kona away;  so when deciding on the pattern for this quilt, I specifically searched for one that would use up some of those squares and strips.  As it turns out, my Truffles pattern made perfect use of them, and that made this little baby quilt so easy to crank out.

I love the color palette in this quilt.  I have had this Joel Dewberry Bungalow fabric in my stash for awhile now, and as much as I love it, I haven't been able to work it into a project.  I've always tried to fit this fabric into an existing vision and it just never worked out.  For this quilt, I decided to let this fabric dictate all of my other fabric choices instead.

I pieced the backing with scraps, and made a scrappy binding as well.  Scrappy bindings are my favorite when the quilt has enough white in the background that it doesn't look too busy.  The various shades of pink and purple, mixed with fresh green are so fun and girly, that I've decided to name this one Blackberry Bramble.  A little out of season perhaps, since we are mere days away from Christmas, but the colors seemed too perfect to name this one anything else.

(photo courtesy of My Sunshine Vintage)

This little quilt measures 48 inches square, and will be a perfect gift to welcome a baby girl!

Ohhh... and before I forget!  I have one final piece of business to take care of before signing off for Christmas.  I owe you a winner for the Santa's Here fat quarter bundle giveaway.

Sew In Love with Fabric, the blog for Benartex, actually chooses the winners for the giveaways they sponsor, and they have let me know that the winner is comment number 107.  Congratulations Michelle!

I follow you and sew in love through email!

I'll contact you soon to get your mailing address so you can get your fabric!  

Okie dokie, friends!  I truly hope that you all have a blessed holiday, and I'll see you after Christmas for NTT on 12/31 (remember we are taking a break this week).


  1. Blackberry Bramble is a perfect name for those colors. Merry Christmas, and have fun on your week off!

  2. Hi Kelly! What a beautiful quilt you have made again! I also love the the other design! I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! x Teje

  3. Very good to know I'm not the only one that makes fabric mistakes. Sometimes our brains just glide through the process in autopilot and need some direct, hands-on attention! You've saved the day with this baby quilt - awesome!

  4. That is certainly a gorgeous quilt and you made a great job of using up your 'mistakes'. The colour scheme is really cool and the title is ideal. Great work!

  5. What a great way to turn a mistake into a beautiful finish! It's a beautiful baby quilt.

  6. So glad you were able to make your mistake work for you! I hate cutting things wrong :(

  7. Well you made great use of your mistake! Merry Christmas Kelly :)

  8. Beautiful quilt, Kelly, as always! I'll have to keep your fix in mind since I'm notorious for mathing incorrectly. lol Wanted to let you know that I've included My Quilt Infatuation on Sunday Quilt Inspiration {} Let me know if you have a problem. Mary


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