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.


  1. Very pretty quilt. Happy Birthday to your grandchildren. The monkey fabric is the cutest thing. Yum ... blueberries ... :) Pat


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