Well, I’m a little late posting about this week’s block, but hopefully it didn’t throw you for too much of a loop. We are dealing with some crazy family-ish stuff over here in Dock land (all good!)- but crazy. I’m also getting ready to teach at QuiltCon this weekend, and frantically trying to get a couple of quilts stitched up for that….ah!
Do you ever feel like you have 24 hours in which you really need to get 48 hours worth of stuff done? I feel like that almost every day. Sometimes it magically gets done (miraculous!), and sometimes the best I can do is, well, keep the kids from injuring themselves (no more broken arms!), and order us a pizza. :) I’m ok with that. How’s about I promise to give myself some grace this week, if you promise to give yourself some grace as well? :) We all need it!
Now let’s sew!
So nautical! I had so much fun playing with fabrics and colors on this one. The colors just feel so lovely together (to me), and I think those stripes really give it some personality. There are really so many ways you could go with fabric choice to make it your own.
I came up with a sweet little baby quilt idea that uses five Starboard blocks and and four simple stripe blocks arranged in three rows of three blocks each, alternating placement. This quilt measures 36 1/2” square, so you’d only need one yard of fabric for the backing and 3/8 yard for binding (four 2 1/2” wide X WOF strips). It would be pretty quick to stitch up, and a nice size for a wall hanging or small baby quilt (I’m thinking a great mat for baby to lay on or to keep warm and snuggly in a car seat or stroller).
The patches for the simple stripe blocks would each need to be cut at 12 1/2” X 4 1/2” (two white patches and one print patch for each block).
If you decide to stitch this one up, be sure to post a picture on Instagram and tag me (@StitcheryDickory), along with our quilt along tag- #cookbookquiltalong – I’d love to see it! I have a couple of baby showers coming up this spring so I might make one up as well.
Well, that’s this week’s block! Happy stitching, and I’ll seen you next Monday!