To clarify, this was not your typical storefront bakery, but Moda's Bake Shop as in Moda, the fabric people. I can't tell you too much about the site because I never made it past the first page because this 'to die for' baby quilt was smiling back at me.
My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child in May and I knew I wanted to make a baby quilt as soon as they told me. I bought the fabric about 3 months ago and I've been searching for the perfect pattern ever since...but to no avail. Until yesterday, that is.
I printed off the pattern, read the instructions and breathed a sigh of relief...I had more than enough fabric! From the outset, the fabric I had in mind for this quilt was a collection of 1930's reproduction prints in a variety of pastels and with a kiddie theme. This design was just what the doctor ordered...no pun intended.
It was about 2:00 p.m. and without further ado, I got busy. I got all the pieces cut out before dinner and started piecing right after.The sewing machine was just a humming...and me too!
Everything was moving right along and I had to use my best friend Mistress Seam Ripper only once.
By 9:00 p.m. all 12 blocks were pieced. Rather than tempt fate, I decided to call it a night and continue in the morning.
I finished assembling all the blocks by 9:30 a.m. and then attached the first border.
Next came the fun part...the Prairie Points. I love doing Prairie Points. They are a little labor-intensive but they add so much character and interest to a quilt.
After the Prairie Points came the outside border and...voila...the completed top!
And here's the backing fabric.
I am absolutely thrilled with my trip to the bakery and I have to thank Jodi from Simply This That and the Other for designing Pinwheels and Prairie Points. Jodi, that's one more thing I can strike off my "to do" list and for this I am eternally grateful.
And do you know what's best about the bake shop?
Everything is ZERO calories!