Dalmation Baby Quilt in Progress


Yesterday I finished piecing the top for the Dalmatian baby quilt.

I ‘designed’ it myself from a one yard cut and 4 fat quarters. I wanted the paws to look like they were walking all over the quilt.

So far, 2 hours designing, fabric prep, and math + 1 1/2 hours cutting and more math + 4 hours piecing, pressing and trimming =7 1/2 hours.

I underestimated how much backing fabric to buy. I figured in the store to make a  3’X4′ standard crib size and my design turned out to be 4’X4′. I really need to remember the 25% rule(figure what you need then increase it by 25%). Maybe I should just double what I think I need to be extra safe?

It wouldn’t be such an issue except that the nearest fabric shop is a 40 minute drive away. I bought my batting online at Joann’s. Maybe my fabric will have to come that way now too. The fabric for this project was bought in Lancaster, PA during vacation.

Anyway, enough jabbering, right?!! Here are the pics..




One response »

  1. I love it! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful things you create. You are quite the inspiration. Great Job.


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