So I created a quilt top by sewing four Crumb Blocks together and decided to use sashing and corner stones to complete the top. All the fabrics came from stash: a lilac Kona Cotton for the sashing and two fabrics for alternating corner stones.
Recently I decided it was time to turn this WIP into a quilt, thinking it needed a couple of borders to finish it. Then I decided to just go with one lilac Kona border and get it finished.
I machine quilted in the ditch and then hand stitched in a variegated pink Perle cotton to add more interest and stability. I also did a few stitches in the centre of the Crumb Blocks to make sure the quilt top was well anchored. This is a baby quilt which will get lots of washing so it needs to be firmly quilted. It's a good size for a baby quilt, measuring 40" x 48" so it's big enough for the cot when she is older and can even be used as a top on a single bed.
And, here it is!
Jazzy Squares: showing the backing
Jazzy Squares, resting on the sheep we have in our garden!
This quilt is going to live in Leeds, as a gift for Rebecca, born in March. Her older brothers Robert and James already have quilts from me so Rebecca had to have one too.
I am really pleased with this quilt. It is bright and pretty and girly. Lots of interesting snippets for Rebecca to find as she gets older: there's a tiny rabbit, a cat's face, a rhinoceros, an elephant, flowers, stars, hearts etc for her to find.
I made Jazzy Squares completely from stash - including the backing and binding which had been given to me by Sue, one of my patchwork group friends.
When we went to New Zealand I took some white acrylic yarn (which had been hanging around for too long) and a pretty woven basket style baby blanket pattern I had found on the internet. I almost finished it before we came home but I ran out of yarn. I knew I had more at home so when we came back I finished the blanket and put it away. I now have a recipient, our step Granddaughter is expecting a baby and has a Baby Shower in August so I will gift the knitted blanket then.