Thursday, March 15, 2012

Reinventing the Wheel

Do you ever spend more time thinking of a new quilt project than it takes to actually complete the quilt?  Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this.

I don't know why I feel the need to come up with something different rather than just following the pattern.  After this previous post about siggy blocks for a baby shower, I went back to Julie's layout for the second  modern siggy swap.  Just think how much time I could have saved myself!

I used shot cottons for the colored strips, and the inside portion will eventually have the baby's name pieced or something along those lines.  None of the blocks are assembled together yet.  The finished layout will be determined by the number of blocks signed, etc. and any additional sashing and/or borders.

I have a variety of Sharpie markers and Micron pens for the mom-to-be to choose from.  I wrote on several blocks and then washed them multiple times to make sure the colors didn't run or fade.

I'll report back after the baby shower.  From what I understand, instead of games, there will be quilt block signing, onesie decorating and scrapbook page making!


  1. Looks cute. Yes, I do spend a lot of time mulling things over. But I am sort of lazy and just follow patterns a lot. My brain needs the rest after work. :-)

  2. I believe figuring something out by yourself will give you much more knowledge than just looking something up. Not only will you find your own way of solving a problem, but you learn just as much about what doesn't work. This does not apply to sewing zippers though;)

    Love the baby quilt in progress! I have never been to a baby shower as we don't do them here, but it sounds like fun. Especially the crafting part!

  3. It's going to be such a great keepsake for baby. Love the colors.