Monday, May 23, 2011

Frugal Baby Boy Quilt

    In my last post I mentioned that I'd started a quilt for a friend having a baby boy next month. It's made from the leftover HST's from grandson, Jericho's, quilt. All I needed to purchase was the green polka dot for the borders and enough muslin for the backing. Everything else I had on-hand.

    When I began cutting the bonus triangles from Jericho's quilt, I pressed both seam allowances to one side. But, as I progressed, I switched to pressing the seams open. I'd read that pinwheels are a little easier to piece if you press open. So, that's why I switched.

    Well, they ARE easier to piece ... but they're not easier to hand-quilt. It's so much easier to hand-quilt along the ditch on the HST's I pressed to one side. So, on my next pinwheel project, I'll need to decide if I want easier piecing ... or easier hand-quilting. I don't really think it makes much difference in the appearance of the pattern. And, many experts tell me that pressing seams open won't lead to inferior stability. Oh, well. Guess I'll decide when I make my next pinwheel project.

    Here's a couple photos. = )

I've linked this post to Quiltstory's Fabric Tuesday!

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Lisa said...

wow just amazing!
xo :)

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

It is very 'cute'. I am loving HST, and love your layout and fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful way to use up those leftovers!!


Angie @ craftedAngles said...

awesome way to use your scraps! i am in the process of doing a string quilt with my stash.

Quiltstory said...

Love those pinwheels, so precious! Thanks for linking to Quilt Story :)