When your babywearing days are over, how do you keep wrapping them in love? With a wrap scrap quilt! The best way to preserve those special memories.
I’ve been puttering on this one for a while. I bought an Oscha Kasumi Bessemer ring sling last year and have been waiting for the right inspiration to hit. And when I first saw Shattered by Thangles I knew it was the one!
This wrap design was a close friends favourite babywearing wrap and I wanted to make her a quilt to keep the memory close. These uncertain times motivated me to finish it up and deliver it for a special surprise.
A large part of the charm is the gradient colour which I wanted to preserve in the quilt.
Instead of fully following the pattern, I switched out some of the individual sew users for longer rectangles where there were larger blocks of colours along the bottom. This was one of the first quilts I’ve made with half square triangles (HST quilt) and I think I might be hooked!
This quilt used more of the wrap than I expected. But with a bit of careful planning I was able to eek it out with a few spare inches of the ring sling!
My friend and I were part of a custom wrap order and I couldn’t resist putting West Coast C by Bonny Baby on the back.
Last year I highlighted this wrap on a quilt front for another friend who was part of the group for this custom wrap.
This is the same self drafted pattern I used for the Beauty from Disaster – A wrap scrap quilting challenge.
Similar to previous wrap scrap quilts, I did simple wavy lines for top stitching. The wrap scraps make for bulky seams which I find make it difficult to free motion quilt. It’s also low stress quilting. I put on the headphones and stream a show to keep it relaxed and organic.
During these times of “sewcial distancing” what is on your craft table?