Baby Sawyer, the second child of some friends of mine, was born yesterday, a couple of days early, but that was a blessing to my dear friends who we anxiously awaiting his arrival.
I wanted to make Sawyer a quilt and since I have known about this for at least six months, you would think I had already finished it. But, no, I had other things in the works and I did not start this quilt until Saturday night, yes, August 16. Actually, I might have started a few days earlier cutting squares of fabric for the quilt.
I enjoyed the quilt I made from Emma's Garden using HSTs so I decided to do this one the same. They are so versatile.
For Sawyer's quilt, I cut out 9.5" squares from all my fabrics which included most of Riley Blake's Fun & Games by Lori Whitlock. Here are a few of them.
I added a few others from Art Gallery in blues and grays from Oval Elements collections.
Sawyer's room is decorated in blues, grays and a hint of aqua.
I matched a light and dark square with the help of Rebekah and started sewing all the squares around the four sides. I finished this by Sunday night. On Monday, I cut each sewed pair on the diagonals. Then I discovered the Bloc-Loc Rulers. I used a 6.5" square to trim all the HSTs down to 5.5" These rulers are excellent if you want accurate HSTs. You can find them here.
I cut out 72 HSTs from the squares and proceeded to design a quilt for Sawyer. It only took a few hours Tuesday evening to put the blocks together. I quilted it and machine bound it Wednesday morning. I'm ready to go meet Sawyer and present him his quilt. Here's the front and the back as well.
Well, that's a great accomplishment for me today. I'm almost ready to see the new arrival.
There are just a couple more days before I draw a winner of the Emma's Garden bundle, so if you did not already comment, check out the post before this one and comment to win. Drawing is Friday at 5 pm CST.