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WIP: Cherry House Quilt-along Quilts 1 & 2

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Brown baby quilt by hold your spin
Brown baby quilt a photo by hold your spin on Flickr.

Late in January this year Cherri House (of City Quilts fame – and if you haven’t read that quilt book – yes, read it! it’s worth it even if you don’t do any of the projects – you really should) decided to do a quilt-along of a simple, but very lovely quilt. (All the entries about it are here. Scroll down the bottom and make your way back to page 2 to get them in order.) One of my favourite online shops, a Canadian one!, Mad About Patchwork, made up kits for each of the four versions that CH came up with.

I wasn’t going to start any new projects this year, but somehow two of those kits made their way into my life. I picked up a kit in brown and blues and one in various pinks. They’re both completed tops, at this point, but need to be quilted.

Pink baby quilt by hold your spin
Pink baby quilt a photo by hold your spin on Flickr.

They’re very small quilts, about 34-in x 36-in, which means they won’t take terribly long to quilt. So long as I can talk myself into actually doing it. I have bought thread and decided on backings – the pink will be a plain pink backing, the brown will have a print with tow trucks and cranes and that sort of thing on it – and even picked up batting. I just need to stop thinking about quilting them and start actually quilting them.

These quilts are both made primarily with Kona cotton, though the pink one has some sprinklings of Back Porch Bouquet in Pink and Tan Dots. The colours in the brown top are: Espresso (background), Ivory, Aqua, Robin Egg, and Sky. The colours in the pink top are: Pink (background), Baby Pink, Carnation, Pearl Pink, and Garnet.

To Do Pink: Completed.

To Do Brown: sandwich, baste, quilt, and bind.

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Author: clumsykristel

I'm a 30-ish quilter, and occasional sewist and embroiderer. I mostly talk about crafty things I'm working on, or wish I were working on.

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