Dots of Colour

The baby quilt I was working on back in August and early September will finally be basted, hopefully this weekend.  I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate, so used it to buy the fabric above for the backing.  I couldn’t find an appropriate flannel but when I saw this fabric I couldn’t resist it.  Perfect for a baby quilt, I think.

These 3 fabrics were also purchased with the gift certificate — what a treat!  Initially I had thought the stripe on the far left would be perfect for the binding, but it’s too pink.  I love using stripes to get different effects in pieced blocks and for bias binding, so this is a welcome addition to the stash even if it’s not used for this particular quilt.  Lately I find I want to use a bit of black in almost every quilt I make, which explains the middle choice.  The one on the far right intrigues me.  I think I’ll have fun with it and already have an idea.

Thursday night I got out the completed blocks for the Harpsichord Quilt.  I have a long way to go, but was pleasantly surprised when I realized I already had 2 of the vertical rows complete.  The centres of the last three pink and cream big stars are done.  If the weekend weather is as rainy and cold as they’re predicting, I think I may have at least 2 of the stars completed by Monday.  Now I’m seeing the benefit of a large block as I may well have this top together by month end.

Smudge was chasing leaves on the windowsill for a while on Thursday morning and then peeked out from under the lace.  We couldn’t resist this photo, even though it is a bit blurry.

Later on, Lester was on the windowsill.

11 thoughts on “Dots of Colour

  1. Flannel is great for baby quilts! I love this print. Black and white in a quilt are fantastic. Looking forward to seeing how you will use it in a quilt. I am glad that you showed the picture of Smudge… too cute!


  2. Hi Cathi

    Love the backing for the baby quilt. I love bright colours when I’m making a quilt for a young one.
    The cats are looking great. Hope they are keeping well.



  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that Smudge!!!!!!! What a great pic!!!! I’ve been collecting blacks also. Have no idea what I am going to do with them. LOL


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  5. Oh Cathy! Those kitties are so precious! 🙂
    I agree with you those spotties are the perfect backing.
    I also love the effect of stripes as binding, and I think your choices are gorgeous. Congrats on the win!
    Loving catching up with you, Cathi!
    Have a lovely stitchy weekend,


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