I am currently working on this crib quilt for a friend who is due in December. I absolutely fell in love with this fabric line (Swell by Urban Chicks for Moda) and have since snatched up two additional jelly rolls so that I can make a twin sized quilt for my own little Bug in the future.
Here's my progress, all of the blocks are sewn and pressed. Some are a little wonky but that's the charm of "homemade" right?
And here is the quilt top all laid out. It looks huge doesn't it? I have to keep reminding myself that the finished project will be smaller because of the seam allowances. I wonder all the time if I am doing this right? I learned pretty much everything I know about quilting in my fiber arts class in college so it wasn't exactly an excersize in being precise and technical. I guess that's where I count on my old 4-H foundations and hope that the garment sewing "rules" also apply here.
It is, at the very least beautiful right now. I love this fabric more every time I look at it. It really is just so sweet and sassy and vintage and modern all at the same time. And I like the simple "crazy quilt" block design. I feel like it really showcases the fabrics so you don't get distracted with fancy piecing. At least that's what I tell myself. Maybe I'm just too lazy and disorganized to piece a fancy quilt.