Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April Little Quilt

The 2" squares I cut during the nor'easter . . . 

. . . became this month's little quilt. Does it look familiar? It's sort of a mini version of the Playmates quilt I've been working on. 

I've been wanting to make a little quilt with a central focus and had the perfect fabric.  

Rachel gave me this cute 3" x 5" cotton sateen "quilt block" for Christmas 12 years ago! It's a Giclee Fine Art Print on Cloth by Olde America Antiques. I love it!

I did zig-zag machine quilting in the squares.

The border fabric was a cutaway from the stripe I used on Playmates and just the right width--2".

I even had enough millennium fabric for the back :) The finished quilt is 20" x 20".

Other news . . . 

GSQ's BOM "Think May Flowers." 

Rachel and I are meeting at Quiltfest tomorrow and I'll be sure to take lots of photos!

Have a great week!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer


  1. April's quilt is definitely playful. You have a wonderful collection of conversational prints. I'm thinking I have some of that millennium print. I'm afraid I didn't get an April quilt finished. So I'll enjoy yours. Have fun at Quiltfest.

  2. What a beautiful little quilt! Your zigzag quilting is very effective! I'll have to try that someday. ---"Love"

  3. The center panel on your April quilt is precious! And surrounding it with conversation prints is perfect! Wish the fabric designers would do more of those...Have a fun visit to Quiltfest - know you will find lots of new inspiration!!

  4. I love those pieces and it really made my smile that you brought them home! how fun. I also like the flower covered piece which I'll bet was from a Midsummer's Night Dream.

    1. I love your little quilt, you did justice to that center focus block with your little conversational prints scattered across the 'background'.

  5. Those conversational prints can keep you looking at this quilt for ages!