Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Little of This and That

 I've been working on my final quilt for the Hands2Help2021 challenge. I will be donating 2 quilts to the Little Lambs Foundation and another quilt as my Hometown Hero. More on that in a later post. I put the final stitches in the binding of       Spring Fever yesterday! 

This is a bright baby quilt.


I pulled fabrics from my stash to match the piece, also from my stash, that I would use for the back. I drew a simple quilt pattern on graph paper. 
The rotating pink squares bring movement to the simple design.
The backing has little rose buds in blue, pink, and yellow with green stems. I needed to piece the back to make it big enough. 

The Little Lambs Foundation suggests 36" x 42" for the size of a baby quilt. 
Spring Fever is 36" x 44" ~perfect!. 
I FMQ petals in the yellow blocks, leaves in the green blocks, and a offset circle shape in the pink/white blocks. 
The binding is a striped fabric with a mix of colors that I felt would go nicely. 
It was nice to stitch this quilt completely from my stash!
I'm linking to Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop? @Confessions of a Fabric Addict and 
Link Party @ Quilting Patchwork Applique.

I haven't updated you on my Thankful Slow Stitching in awhile. It has been a little slow lately as I have doing some additional hand stitching. Almost all the green stems are finished!
Slowly I have worked on some scrappy blue tumbler blocks. Here is all the colors I've completed so far.
Linking to Slow Sunday Stitching @Kathy'sQuilts and ScrapHappySaturday @SoScrappy.
I forgot all about sharing my March journal calendar and it is almost the end of April. I'm more accountable to keep it up when I share it so here it is! 


  1. Hi,
    Beautiful baby those greens and yellows together. I really like your slow stitching pretty. That's a great idea, your monthly calendar...thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  2. My goodness, your Month of March was filled! Your baby quilt is gorgeous; so bright and cheery. The pop of the pink squares here and there is fabulous. Love too, the backing you made from your stash! The striped binding is a match made in heaven. It highlights the pretty colours in the fabric prints perfectly. A most beautiful and fun finish!

  3. Beautiful quilts and stitching! Hope you have a great week!

  4. A lot of beautiful projects! I love your bright baby quilt, lovely quilting, and backing too.
    Thank you for linking up ;)

  5. Dawn, what a happy bright quilt for The Little Lambs! So kind of you to create for donation. I still love seeing that sweet embroidery you are working on. I’m so glad to see you are keeping up with your calendar journal. All it takes is so few words to reflect on each day. I can’t believe April is almost over already!

  6. Hi Dawn! What a cute and fun baby quilt. Very clever quilting pattern! It look just fab on the back, too. And that lovely striped binding is just perfect. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Super cute and cheerful quilt. I know it will be well loved. Your calendar journal is fabulous.

  8. Very sweet baby quilt!!! I really like the binding, too!!!

  9. Bright and Cheerful. Love it. I am a huge fan of striped bindings.

  10. Cool quilting and who doesn't love a striped binding! :o))


Sweet sentiments