Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Abby's Quilt

I finished the quilt for my great niece, Abby. Just in time, too. Abby lives in Minnesota as do her grandparents (my sister and brother in law). I'll see my DS and BIL in Ohio this weekend so I'll hand it off to them. I'm glad not to have to put it in the mail. The USPS is very reliable but I always feel a little anxious mailing a quilt.

Here is the back-

I used the scraps from this quilt for the light section of the hour glass blocks. I was running out and was ready to use a substitute when I decided to do a little digging in the scraps and strings. I found enough to finish the quilt and even pieced some together for the background of the "Abigail" block. This is what I have left-
Not much. I love this happy little print and will enjoy using it in my scrappy quilts.

I made lots of "parts" while making this quilt-
I'll use them for this quilt. And maybe I'll make more for another baby quilt. My nieces and nephews are always one step ahead of me. Halle Paige was born in August so I'm planning another quilt for another little one. Not sure I'll use these 9-patches though. I'm thinking maybe some bigger shoofly blocks. Or maybe some stars.

Happy Stitching!