Week 8 in the Zakka 2.0 Sew-along, Patchwork Please, is sewing up the last project in the kids chapter and features a fun quilt with a paper-pieced block called Books for baby.
Ayumi designed her quilt with each of the 16 book blocks being made with a different fabric making her quilt especially fun to look at. I was lacking the patience needed in order to pick out a unique fabric for 16 blocks so I was thrilled when I stumbled upon a panel of nursery rhyme fabric in my stash. Here is a related post regarding my fabric choice. I can’t wait to see all of the adorable quilts that will be made this week and posted on Flickr and at LR Stitched . Jennifer is sharing her colorful quilt on her blog Ellison Lane and includes a precious picture of her niece enjoying her beautiful quilt!
When I think of Nursery Rhymes this is the image that always pops into my mind! The Real Mother Goose book was originally published in 1916 and has sold 3,600,000 copies. I know we had this book in my house growing up and I made this quilt having been inspired from childhood memories of it.
I enlarged the pattern in the book in order for the fabric image to fit correctly. Then, surrounded the paper-pieced block with red gingham and polka-dots. I hand-stitched the red-ric-rak around the blocks to avoid any ric-rak wings, and finished the quilt top with a black and white checkerboard and red gingham binding. I had a left-over block from my fabric panel, so I turned that into a quilt label and attached that to the red-polka-dot back!