The Cape Ann paper pieced baby quilt is complete!
I received a few 2.5 inch squares of Cape Ann at the Sewing Summit, and was wondering what on earth I would do with this handful of squares. After finishing my last Cape Ann Quilt using charm squares, I went ahead and cut the remaining charm squares into 2.5 inch squares and started drawing out some ideas. I was in a little bit of a paper piecing mood, so I cut out some 5.5 inch paper squares, drew a few guidelines, and began piecing these squares together. I love using up every last bit of fabric that I have, and I used every last bit of my Cape Ann to make these fun blocks (80 of these paper pieced blocks total).
I wanted to use solids that coordinate with the fabric, but wasn’t too matchy-matchy, so I chose Kona Lake and this Kona off white. I am so excited about how these blocks came together. I quilted it with white thread in a spiral design, much like my last quilt. I’m practicing up for my Homeward Bound Christmas Quilt. I think I’ll use this design to quilt that monster as well.
After auditioning a few possible backings to this quilt, Penny Lane by Deena Rutter (for Riley Blake) won! I love the colors and style, and I felt that it complemented the Cape Ann fabric well without being too matchy-matchy. And, same thing with the binding. Amy Butler Midwest Modern II Happy Dots Ice is the long name of this binding, and I love it!
This quilt was originally 40 x 50 before washing. After washing, it is 37 x 47.
So, yes, I’m finally done with Cape Ann Quilts. I love the fabric, and I love these two quilts that I made. This one I will probably sell in my shop, but the twin size one is for my baby. When she’s bigger, of course.
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*I have made a free paper piecing template to make this quilt.