Friday, January 29, 2016

When Less is More

I kept playing with the baby quilt and was just not loving it.  Isn't that kind of sad?  All those animals, and I just did not love the way it was turning out. 

I made a bear, and while I think he is super cute.  I still could not find a configuration which pleased me.

In the middle of the night I had a dream, less is more.  I awoke the next morning grabbed the three biggest animals and started sashing. 

It turned out the perfect size!  I didn't think it needed to be any bigger and I loved the way the colors blended.  I grabbed a piece of cuddle fleece that I happened to have and pin basted it together and started to straight line quilt.  I call it organic straight line quilting because I do not measure or mark, just use the edge of the foot. 

I could not find my gray Aurifil so I grabbed the lightest gray I had.  Once upon a time I made a lot of my girls' clothing, so I have many different colors of thread.  The spool of gray I had was about half full.  I got about 1/3 of the way before I ran out.  Of course that meant I would have to do a JAF run. 

Yes I will have some poor little orphan animal blocks, I will figure out somewhere to use them eventually. 


  1. I love that you had a dream and then knew just what to do. It looks cute with less!

  2. I too have had dreams that help me figure things out. Wish it would happen more often!!! I like what your dream told you.

  3. Great quilt! You probably have enough orphan blocks to make another baby quilt. Or, you could use the blocks to make tote bags (think how cute they would be).

  4. love it! yep sometimes our quilts want to do their own thing.......
    yours came out great. those other blocks will look great in totes or pillows or another quilt.

  5. Isn't the mind great. I love that as you sleep it all sorted it out. Very clever. And now you still have some animal block for more fun!

  6. I think you cracked it. Maybe the orphans could become cushion covers?


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