Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

Musings from the mind of a modern day Sue:
Dresdan Zoo Baby Quilt Borders

I took the day off from work today to sew with my sister. We finished adding the borders to our Dresdan Zoo baby quilt for our niece and her new baby daughter. You can follow along with the construction of this quilt in earlier posts HEREHERE and HERE. We chose to add sashing between and around the outside of the blocks. This added six inches to the quilt dimensions, so the border strips needed to be longer than a WOF (width of fabric). Rather than adding a seam allowance to each border strip, we decided to add corner squares. We chose a light green, so as not to compete with the Dresdans. Next up, FMQ. Here's a look at the finished quilt top.

Dresdan Zoo baby quilt top
Dresdan Zoo baby quilt top

We spent the remainder of the day selecting fabrics for another baby quilt. My sister's son is the next family member expecting a baby. He will be a new father later this summer. We have selected a bow tie quilt pattern featured in Quilter's World Summer 2014. The scrappy pattern uses 64 different fabrics, so we spent quite a bit of time searching through both our stashes; sorting and re-sorting fabrics to ensure a variety of tints and shades.

Here are a few more pics of the finished quilt top.

Corner of quilt
Corner of quilt
Crocodile center block
Crocodile center block
Giraffe in left corner
Side border with zebra
Side border with zebra
Finished quilt top
Finished baby quilt top

I finished out my Friday off work by stitching up my NQA April BOM (block of the month). But more about that in another post.

Happy Stitching!

Published Fri, Apr 18 2014 9:08 PM by Pamela