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.
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'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).