Born a bramblin’ man

While there hasn’t been a whole tonne of sewing lately (pot painting taking up more of my time), there is still sewing.

It was time to turn my attention back to a bit of a neglected project… the Bramble Patch quilt.

I started it back in mid-May, but ran afoul when I didn’t have enough prints to do what I wanted. This is how it looked then..

I needed to swap out those white prints for something off white. I had a few potentials from Mom’s stash, but they weren’t quite right. Every time I went to a fabric store, I looked, but nothing was jiving.

And the more and more I thought about it, the more I just wasn’t loving the layout anyway. It was just too busy, and not quite what I had in my head when I first started.

It needed a rethink.

My first thought was to use some of the red leftover from the back of Royal Stars. I did an audition. It was better, but not quite what I was going for. Then I thought about the lefotvers from the back of Home Is Where The Heart Is…

And as you can see, it was a perfect compliment to the tone-on-tone flowers I used in the four patches.

Add a little sashing, a few cornerstones…

And voila! A completed top for a baby quilt! And one I am VERY happy with. Just as with knitting, sometimes you have to listen to the fabric. It knows what it wants to be!

And as for the leftovers from Royals Stars… I Frankenstein-ed them together and they are just enough for the back of this one.

And one of the pieces I snagged from Mom’s stash (top) is perfect for the binding!

10 thoughts on “Born a bramblin’ man

  1. You’ve been busy! Brambling is perfect! I had to listen to my fabric lately and now the quilting on it changed course too, a baby quilt also. Maybe it’s a thing with baby quilts? Love your socks and your pots!


  2. Araignee

    So true. I found that out the hard way with my little Disappearing Nine Patch. The more I tried to force it to do what I wanted, the worse it got. That’s when I miss Dad the most. He knew just what everything was meant to be. I hope with age come wisdom because I could sure use some of it right now.


  3. Shirley Elliott

    Just beautiful! It does not even look like the same design. It just shines now. You were so wise to step back and wait and try other fabric options. Only once did I keep going and end up with a quilt that I was not happy with the end result. I may be stubborn but I do learn from my mistakes.


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