Fat Stash Bee – 1st Quilt

June has passed and even though there was some delay due to the strike at Canada Post, I received all my blocks from the Fat Stash Bee. I got all my blocks and much more: 20 in total. Thanks to everyone in the bee for your generosity. I had asked to do crazy scrappy blocks following Aneela Hoey’s tutorial in red, pink, green and blue. I had planned to do a baby quilt with the 12 blocks, 3 of each color. In the extra blocks, I received much more pink and red. So, I’ve decided to stick to my original plan, but to make a second baby quilt in pink and red with 5 of the blocks, Alexander Henry’s Starling fabric and white sashing and borders. I’ve started with this one. Here is the quilt top done.

Fat Stash Bee - June - 1st Quilt Top

I plan to use a black and white polka-dot flannel fabric for the back panel. I feel it’s softer for a little baby. I’ll try quilting it using a meandering stitch. And I’ll put some red binding. I’ve just ordered some Kona cotton in Tomato for this. I received it in two days. Thanks to Pam from Mad About Patchwork. It’s great to be able to order from Canada!

I want to give this to friends of ours who just got their second baby girl. I better hurry up!
I’ll keep you posted on what I’ll do with the rest of my blocks.

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