Thursday, March 30, 2017

Come Dive with Me!

A while ago I shared that I was planning on quilting my baby boy a blanket this year. Well, after quite a bit of online window-shopping, I finally made some decisions, placed the order, and waited (very impatiently) for the mail to arrive. And I'm happy to announce that the package full of beautiful goodies arrived safe and sound. This is the fabric I settled on:


I got a charm pack of Come Dive with Me, a seriously adorable fabric range. I also got a yard of plain white fabric to coordinate, some batting, and a lovely navy blue minky fabric for the backing. I had found a great pattern that sounds super easy here. Armed with all my goodies, I dusted off my sewing machine and started:


Like I said, super easy pattern. No weird cutting. It uses every single one of the 42 squares in the charm pack, and all I have to do is cut up the white fabric into different lengths. So I've sewed the center bits together with the inner border, and then I pieced the next few strips together. The second stage will be to sew that all together.


It's looking so cute already! I'm so happy with it. I've still got a long way to go - the finished quilt will have three layers: patterned, white, patterned, white, patterned, and then one more white border. But I've given myself a realistic goal: the end of the year. I'm hoping to get this quilt ready for the Little One's birthday in December. I can get this done by then, right?

Excited!

9 comments:

Vickie said...

Adorable fabric and fantastic quilt pattern choice Sarah! It is going to be great. And yes you can get it done by his birthday! Go you!!!

Kerryp77 said...

Lovely fabric and a great start to the quilt. December sounds like a good target.

Ariadne said...

It will look gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

Mii Stitch said...

Don't know anything about quilting but December seems achievable. Great start!

Christina said...

The fabric is very cute - great choice, Sarah!

Emma Louise said...

I love the colours!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely fabric. Quilts are huge projects but they seem to sew together quite quickly. Compared to cross stitch anyway!

Brigitte said...

You made a fantastic start on this quilt project. It already looks very good and I have no doubt that you will finish it by the end of the year.

Julie said...

Nice fabric choice, it's coming together beautifully.