On Wednesday I finished the borders on the new quilt for William’s bed. For this little 40″ x 60″ (approximately) quilt, I chose to stick with a monochromatic blue and white colour scheme, and was happily able to pull all of the prints from my stash. I don’t think eight fat quarters count as a dent (my husband looked puzzled as he inspected the sagging bookshelf that holds all my craft supplies last week), but every little bit counts, right? Unfortunately it has been cloudy here, so my pictures are not great.
This pic off Instagram from redvelvet_quilts was the inspiration for this project, and below on the pink sticky is my super sophisticated planning stage.
The muted blues are Tilda, the raindrops a favourite of mine from April Showers, and the rest are fat quarters I have picked up here and there. I foundation pieced the 10″ blocks, and last night had the pleasure of an hour of picking the paper off while we watched Cars for the millionth time… this is why you need mundane tasks ladies! I still have to order the backing, which will take some time to arrive, but it’s nice to have that time to figure out the quilting and of course, work on other WIPs.
We are transitioning William into a toddler bed soon, and I specifically made this quilt to fit the dimensions of his mattress, with a little overhang. I hope he will have a smooth transition to not only his new sleeping arrangement, but this new bed quilt as well; his current quilt is getting ratty due to all the washing it endures, but right now is the only blanket he will sleep with!
I am still deciding if I will make some flat and fitted sheets and pillowcases for him, or if I will buy them… I saw some super cute fabric that would be perfect, but have yet to decide. Have you ever sewn your own sheets, and was it worth it for the time invested?