I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Monday, June 3, 2013
June...Birthdays and Blueberries
There are two grandchildren with birthdays this month. First up is baby B. He is 1 year old today! Happy birthday sweet boy. I wanted to make him a quilt for his birthday. No surprise there.
I got this great Zoofari fabric at half off from Fat Quarter Shop on a Friday sale. Loved the monkeys. I haven't made pinwheels in years, so I of course jumped right in to HST making.
My hubby helped me figure out the best arrangement for the blocks once they were made. I quilted it in a swirl pattern in each block to give it some motion.
I made a bias binding so I could make rounded corners. This is only the second quilt I have ever made with rounded corners. After I washed and dried it, I noticed the binding had not covered the back of the quilt edges well enough in a few spots and it raveled. So I patched it up with those little strips you see here.
I used an extra block and all the rest of the yardage to piece the back. I love the look.
And I fancied up my little label with a scrap of the striped material.
One more shot of the rounded corners. Oh, and the blueberries in the post title? Bought 2 cases at an amazing sale and we had blueberries in B's yellow birthday cake and now this little rustic tart.
More blueberry baking to come. Mmmmmmmmmm.
Have a great week.