I am so happy with how this baby quilt top turned out. This is the first out of three I'm planning to make. I still have to get backing fabric so this little one will have to wait a while before I can start quilting it.
I admit, I was a bit emotional while making this quilt top. It's hard not to let your thoughts get in the way. But I'm also proud of myself for making this decision (you can read more about it here). Its not always easy finding ways to finally let the past go, but I'm certain that if I take this one step at a time, things will be okay in the end .
When it came to piecing the rows together I had to use a lot of pins to ensure that the lines match up.
There is one block left and I think I will try to incorporate it in the backing.
Here is a tutorial I wrote on how to make the disappearing four patch quilt block. Its really easy and I think it looks great with the white background fabric.
I'm not entirely sure what the standard is when it comes to sashing and border widths, so I cut the sashing 2½ inches wide and the border 4½ inches. Before adding the sashing and border the size was 32 x 39½ inches, after adding the extra fabric it's now at 43½ x 51 inches.
I still have to think of a ways to use up these little charm packs, any ideas?