Monday, April 20, 2009

I love my Fruits and Veggies...

Some of you may remember that I'm currently in love with RJR's Farmers Market line.  Well, one of The Shmoo's babysitters ( okay, the only one not related to us) just had her first baby last month and so a quilt was in order.  She and her partner are very " back to the earth" kind of folks, so the fruits and veggies felt like the perfect fabric.  I started with pinwheels....

...but the quilt felt too narrow.  It needed a few inches on both sides without adding more pin wheels-- not enough fabric. 
 But, I did have the "scraps" .....

... I made two sets of piano keys, and added them to on.  I love it!  I'm so happy with it, and hope that once it's quilted, washed and dried it will be even better.  This is the first quilt that I have not washed the fabric for before cutting and piecing.  Fingers Crossed!

And, seeing as I had 12 blocks left over I whipped up this little baby---

It's soooo cute!  Would make a cute doll quilt for some little Shmootle out there.  It needs a little boarder or something.  I'll have to see what I can scrounge up in my scrap pile.

It has been a productive weekend, and hopefully I can complete these beauties over the next week.

Peace be with you.


  1. Oh my goodness, that is great! Thank you sooo much for posting this as you've given me the kick in the pants I've needed to finally complete my Kaffe pinwheel quilt. I started it ages ago, but have been paralysed by what to do in terms of borders. I was thinking of piano keys, but wasn't sure how they'd look, but now I am. Thanks, Kelly :-)
    If you want to see my Kaffe pinwheel WIP go to:

  2. Adorable! What fun fabric for a new baby! I love it!

  3. the piano keys borders are wonderful. nice job!

  4. Wow its amazing how those piano keys "pull" it all together Im sure the mum will just love it fantastic job