last week I was working on a pattern to accompany my beginner baby quilt class (for sale soon on etsy, I promise!) and after making the model quilt, I had some remaining scraps leftover. I love the challenge of scraps. they just beg me to play, ignore the rules and make something unexpected. so, I succumbed to temptation and set aside some time to wrangle the fabric into a ‘playmate’ sized quilt that I’m calling the scrambled quilt. I named it that because I think it looks a little scrambled but I love it.
I did lots of piecing together and cutting apart and the design came together as I went…there was very little forethought I just went with what felt right. I’ve always like a good amount of crisp white in a quilt so I threw some of that in at the ends. it was great fun and nice to get out of the routine of following directions and over thinking and just enjoy a bit of the creative process. I used the backyard baby fabric from patty sloniger, all of which is adorable.
my littlest one thought it was pretty great, too and had to get in on the action. don’t tell me you aren’t tempted to tickle that exposed tummy or grab those little toes!
yum! it’s this kind of free-form process that reminds me of the joy of making things. no pattern to glance at every ten seconds (I have a terrible memory) and no agenda. just me, my eyes, the cotton, and my machine.
kristen powell says
what an awesome quilt!!
Good thing the quilt is so cute, or Jude’s adorableness would steal all the attention away!