Sunday, December 1, 2013

My New Project for November -- Marmalade Squares

I really enjoy getting emails from Moda with new "recipes" from their Bake Shop. They are always so tempting.  This month I decided to use one for my 2013 NewFo Challenge for November.  It's the Marmalade Squares pattern by Katie Blakesley.   

I like the collection and the background used in the sample, but this quilt is for a special newborn and I wanted to use leftover scraps from garments I made for Baby's mother Naomi and Aunt Joanna when they were little girls.   I spent nearly all day sewing yesterday, but I just wasn't pleased with how my quilt top turned out -- there is an error in the pattern and mine looked a little unbalanced compared to the photo above. 

I spent a few hours this morning ripping out and re-configuring and ended up with a more visually pleasing effect.

(The color is more accurate in this picture.)  I used leftover fabric from Naomi's wedding quilt so Baby's quilt will be extra special, I hope.

I got the binding made ……

…… and started hand-quilting while watching football with Sweet Adorable Hubby this afternoon. 

This is the most progress I have ever made on one of my NewFo projects so I am a happy girl.   I'm linking up with Barbara's Linky Party so you can go look at what everyone else has been working on this month!


  1. What a CUTE little baby quilt Sandy!!! And the fact that you used fabrics from the wedding quilt - the perfect touch!!!!

  2. Nice project, Sandy. Very cute.

  3. You are really getting a low of sewing done these days. that is an adorable quilt and idea. The new baby's mom will love it too.

  4. Extra special, as always. Is this "Baby" a third, or second for Naomi? It seems that she already has two, but I am loosing track (actually - my mind).

  5. What a neat quilt, with mom's and aunt's fabrics in there - LOVE that idea so much, especially with the wedding quilt fabric, too.

  6. What a nice project. I love that you are using fabrics from the "family". Neat!

  7. What a beautiful quilt. The proportions are more pleasing in your second try. So special that it has such meaningful fabrics in it.