Wednesday 27 March 2013

WiP Wednesday: Baby Bella

It's Wednesday! The sun is actually shining today, the birds are singing and when you go outside it is not bitter. Things are looking up! However, finding a "nice" place for pictures outside this morning was a bit gross. Not sure about you, but our yard looks like this, a beautiful combo of mud and ice

Holy crap try to avert your eyes from the glow of my winter white legs!

But I soldiered on because I wanted to show you the top of the Baby Bella Quilt that I finished this week

I found one patch of pristine snow left

This quilt is bright, cheerful, and feels super scrappy fun! I think it will be perfect for the baby on the way. I debated about putting white sashing between the blocks, but after a consult on the design wall (I consult with my friend 1000 miles away - thank god for FB!) we both decided that no sashing was needed. Without the sashing you can see triangles and awesome shapes everywhere!

the consult

I did run into some problems with this one. I have quite a few bulky seams.

No mystery here, I was rushing, having too much fun and wanting to see the finished top, and not paying attention as I was pressing the individual blocks. But have no fear, I have appropriately reprimanded myself and next time I will be more careful :) 

The batting has been pieced (a little spring cleaning and piecing of batting craps meant I did not need to buy any new batting) and backing ready (going flannel like I always do for baby quilts) so now I just need to decide on how to quilt. Your suggestions? 

Orangie helped me take pictures this morning. He has a spring in his step!

Wow! He looks like a giant in this picture!

Time for basting, better get at it. Your thoughts on a quilting approach would be much appreciated and I would love to know what are you working on this Wednesday!?

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  1. Love the prints you chose for this! If I were you I'd follow the straight/diagonal lines all the way for quilting ;)

  2. I like without the sashing too. Looks great!

    1. Thank you. I still feel it is a little busy, but I like the "brightness" of it

  3. Such a great design for these fabrics! And I love the photo of your kitty in the snow.

    1. Thank you Kirsten. Orangie loves to be close to the action!