Monday, December 8, 2014

Bob Warr Number 2 - Baby's Quilt

Here's a baby quilt, built fairly quickly on the same type of theme as Bob Warr 1, but for this one I cut the blocks at 9.5 inches.

 The two rows of sashing around each block brings the finished block size to 17 inches.  I was giving equal attention to other things while I pieced these and didn't realize until the first row was on that I'd forgotten to put the triangles in the corner of the block, so I added them to the sashing.

Claudia, one of the Victory Quilters passed her mid-1990s children's fabrics on to me.  I love these fabrics because they remind me of my early Scott-Foresman readers and of the paper dolls that brought so many hours of joyful play into the  1950s.  In my mind paper dolls disappeared sometime around the time Barbie became ubiquitous.  I used 11 fat quarters from Robert Kaufman to cut the sashing and borders. These are so reminiscent of 1940s fabrics.

This quilt is for a colleague's new baby.  I'm hoping I have enough scraps of the fat quarters to complete the binding.  I've finished quilting it but haven't yet taken photos of the quilting.

Happy quiltmaking,


Beth Strand said...

Lovely! I'm sure they'll love it!

graysongal said...

Love the paper doll and sashing fabrics. AND the name. I've got to make a cowboy Bob Warr for my great nephew. What fun!

Kathy said...

I had those same thoughts when I saw that children's fabric! Memories :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute fabrics.

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