Friday, September 06, 2013

{Let's Make Baby Quilts!} Week 36

When I first started making the baby quilts, I'd put together a top and then search my  stash for fabric. Although I'd read over and over that the top and back of a quilt don't have to go together, I couldn't just give in and back them with whatever I had available. The combination had to make some kind of sense.

The more of these little quilts I make, the more I see the top and backing and binding as part of a whole. Instead of getting  more relaxed about the combinations, I think I'm getting pickier. Some fabrics will go with just about any scrappy combination, but others aren't that easy.

Lately, I've been picking out backings and then making tops to go with them. And It's been a whole lot of fun. I enjoy the challenge and I'm happier with the results.

This week I finished Fergus. (Teenage daughter tells me that that name is completely cheating...but she didn't have any butter options to offer.)



Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules:
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned, but it's got to be about baby quilts. While we're still gathering steam, you're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.

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