Friends of ours welcomed their second baby in May, I know I’m late on putting a post up about it. Their second baby was a little girl.
Though, when I started making the quilt they weren’t sure if it was going to be a girl or a boy. So I had to be careful about which fabrics to select and a pattern that didn’t scream FOR A GIRL or BOY.
Ever since making the wonderful SWOON quilt by Thimble Blossom, I knew I wanted to at some point take that block and make it BIGGER. I thought it would be the perfect quilt for a little one.
This was easier said than done. I made the assumption that all I had to do was do some fancy math – figure out how big I wanted it and see how much I increased it by and viola! Defiantly wrong there. Each block normally is 18″ squared. I thought making the block double the size would be the perfect quilt size for a child. Because it was doubled, I just assumed that I could take that pattern and double each of the measurements and it would work out. It did not. I can’t even tell you how I managed in the end because there was some fancy cutting and sewing here and there to get it to come together. But in the end I am pleased as punch with how it turned out. The fabric came from Connecting Threads. The yellow is from Cotton and Steel’s Leo Lounge and I am sorry to say I can’t remember the blue with yellow dots at the moment and can’t seem to find it anymore.
One day I will try this block again in this bigger size and the next time I will have to write down what I did.