“a little bird told me”– baby quilt in progress

Only the other day, I showed you some fabrics I had ordered, with a baby quilt in mind.  For a baby girl, soon to be born.   The seller was incredibly efficient and sent my parcel off the same day, so I didn’t have to wait long to receive all my yummy new fabrics. 

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The main fabric for this baby quilt is a bird print.  Other fabrics were ordered accordingly.  Anyway . . . as soon as my parcel arrived, I nipped into my sewing room and delved into my stash drawers (including scrap bags and 5” charm square box).  Being true to myself, I always have trouble cutting into gorgeous new fabric, and some of the long quarters I ordered just seemed too pretty to cut into lol.

I did cut into them though . . . but also found about 20 charm squares and a few scraps that mixed well with the colour palette of birds . . . so they are being incorporated into the quilt too. 

For once, I’m actually following a pattern.  As in, a real pattern, from a book!  I’ll tell you all about that when the quilt is finished (credit where credit is due and all that).  At the moment, I do have something to show you though.

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The beginnings!  Here, you can see the piecing so far.  I’ve cut 4 bands in the bird print, 6.5” wide by 54.5”.  And so far, have assembled one band of 2.5” squares (so 54 little squares in assorted fabrics). 

It’s going to be very quick to make, this one.  And such fun, to be playing with all these bright colours.  The only colour I haven’t tried to include in my squares is that of the little the orange/red bird because I wanted to add bright pinks. 

If I had any self-discipline, I would have spent the afternoon working on my F2F2 quilt, which is almost completely joined together, but not quite . . . but new fabrics were just too tempting not to dive in straight away! 

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22 thoughts on ““a little bird told me”– baby quilt in progress

    • I don’t have self discipline, full stop ^^ Must get back to F2F2 though, as I really wanted to finish that by the end of July.

  1. Claire, sometimes you just have to say to heck with the self-discipline and do what you want – iIt would be hard to resist these gorgeous new fabrics – the baby quilt will be beautiful … lucky baby.

    • I had so much fun shopping for fabrics to match those birds, and the quilt is turning out to be a real explosion of colours ^^

  2. I love that bird print, and you have down a magnificent job coordinating those fabrics. Baby quilts are such fun, maybe it’s the happiness of a new life.😀 No worries, F2F2 will be done before you know it!

    • I think baby quilts are fun because they’re small and you get to use lots of bright fabrics & novelty prints that you wouldn’t normally use ^^ I always drool over novelty prints but rarely buy them and those I have, are waiting in my drawer for the right occasion.

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