The first baby girl is being born into our family this May so I was enlisted to make a baby quilt to send to my cousin and his wife. The colors they wanted were lavender, greens and pinks. I decided to use another pattern they gave us in my FunQuilts class. This one is called Marquee and uses strip piecing to make the striped bands around the squares. I’ve been really wanting to try this technique.
Now my mother never liked the color purple, and nature or nurture I seem to have followed her lead in this. I really LOVE the fabric I found for the center squares but when this many pastels get together I don’t seem to be any good at judging what’s going on. I’m hoping it’s doing more of a Kaffe Fassett sort of thing than a sugar headache sort of thing.
I was able to get a huge chunk of the work done out at my parents’ this weekend. The strip piecing is pretty cool. It goes really fast after you get those strips sewn together and then cut up. I set up my old sewing machine at their place and with Oscar being entertained by Grandma and Grandpa I was able to sew away for hours while getting to watch him play. ideal! I told my parents all they need is high speed internet and we’re moving in!