Friday, June 20, 2014

Sasparilla Baby Quilt

Last summer I won a gift card to Fabric Fly (through a giveaway on Clover and Violet... I talked about it here before). I had had my eye on Sasparilla by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Fabrics all summer, and I couldn't believe that I was actually going to have some in my possession!! I bought a layer cake with some small bits of yardage, knowing that I could get two baby quilts out of that. I'm saving half of it in case Evelyn ever gets a sibling (her quilt is also by October Afternoon).

However, with the other half, I made this quilt! A little girl is set to arrive sometime in July to a friend of mine (who just happens to be married to Dan's cousin!). Since I didn't have enough 5" charms (cut from the layer cake) to do two of my normal baby quilt patterns, I improvised with this one... 6 rows of 6 charms alternating with 1.5" rows with a 4" border.

The cream on cream floral for the sashing and binding along with both backing fabrics came from the fabrics I received this winter when the family finally went through some of Dan's grandmother's things. I'm so happy that it will go to someone in the family (especially when there's a good chance the little girl will have a middle name that matches her great-grandmother's name!).

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way to combine the old with the new. I love gifts that have some history. Great job!