i heart echino… and patchwork

I continue to collect Echino fabrics, even though I’ve only used them in one quilt, the large Echino log cabin. I enjoy just looking at them, and even have a few stretched over canvases as art in our home office.

But I haven’t been motivated to make another quilt with them… until this week that is, when I saw this one. I love it! It’s my favorite mix of patchwork squares with great printed and solid fabrics, and I knew I had to make one. Right then. (Even though I really didn’t have time for such things!)


So I pulled out my Echino stash and selected a few boyish prints (my shop is sorely lacking in boyish quilts!) – some cars, scooters, planes and dots, and then I added in a few corresponding solids. I remembered that I also had a great piece of linen that I won from Rashida in the first Sew Mama Sew giveaway day (looks like that’s coming up again in December!).


I used 3 1/2″ squares and sewed them all together to make this small baby quilt top that measures about 37″ x 45″ or so. I’m waiting on the backing fabric (a solid from Kathy, of course!). I’m hoping to have time to get it quilted by the end of the week. We’re taking a little road trip this weekend, and I’d love to have a binding to sew to while away those hours in the car!

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