Today I have a little modern baby quilt pattern that presented itself accidentally .
Have you ever made a quilt design error that turned out to be a good thing?
I had cut out most of a baby quilt way back in March but set it aside for some reason…I really can’t remember why.
This was supposed be a snowball quilt but I incorrectly cut all my corner squares too large.
It’s possible I realised this back in March and that’s why I set it aside – thinking to fix it up later. I should have left myself a note because when I picked it back up 7 months later I completely forgot and just forged on ahead with the wrong sized squares.
I should have noticed something wasn’t right while I was sewing, but let’s be honest, the past few days have been very distracting!
When I ironed back the corners on that first orange block I quickly realised I’d made a mistake.
Oops. This is what it should look like:
And this is what I made:
Instead of snowballs I made…lollies? I don’t really know what this shape is, but I decided I quite liked it!
The fabrics used in this baby quilt are from Alison Glass’ Chroma line. Like most of Alison’s fabrics, the beautifully saturated colours make such a lovely rainbow (you can find similar happy bundles on Etsy* or at the Fat Quarter Shop*).
The fabrics used in my quilt were left over from this Gemology quilt:
I had quite a few left over red and yellow fabrics from my FQ bundle so my blocks are on the warm side of the colour spectrum. (I previously used some of the cooler colours in this mini quilt.)
When it came time to lay out the blocks I chose to have the colours change across the quilt from left to right. I started with maroon on the left, then moved to the reds, orange, yellow and then a couple of blue/greens.
I think the layout makes the most of a somewhat odd group of leftover fabrics.
Gah, I just get up on the ladder and then the wind decides to come through.
This was a good quilt to whip up fairly quickly. I think it works well with medium size prints as well, as there aren’t any seams in the lollies.
What do you think – do you like this more modern baby quilt pattern? Or would you’ve preferred this with the traditional snowball blocks?
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