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A quilt in a day (well nearly)

It's a sunny Saturday today, and with the Husband having to work at the last minute, it was all systems go for me too. We've been invited to Baby-Jack-across-the-road's christening next weekend. Now I failed on making him a quilt for his arrival back in July so I decided that, if I chose something easy, I could make him a cot quilt.

So, still in my dressing gown, I raided my stash this morning and plumped for Caleb Gray's On the Road for Robert Kaufman in lime green, which I bought some time back from Clothkits. I then pulled out plains in duck egg, teal, yellow and orange, adding in white to keep things crisp.

When it came to size, I was limited by the number of sqaures I could cut from my hero fabric, so The On the Road squares are 8in, with the plain borders 2 1/4in. I made five with coloured borders and four with white. The gingham is Darla TW18 Green by Tanya Whelan for FreeSpirit and I decided to use this for the sashing. When it came to backing fabric, I used Punctuation by Sandy Klop for Moda, which I'd bought for the Baby Flags Quilt (yes I know, that means I'll have to go shopping to finish this for October's LMQG challenge!!). To make the quilt top less square, I added a strip top and bottom of an orange houndstooth, which I picked up at Tricolett, which has unfortunately closed down.

Anyway, with the top done (will show tomorrow), and the sandwich pinned and ready for quilting, I'm feeling quite pleased with myself. Still a deadline of next Sunday means I'll have to keep the momentum going. I've named this cute quilt'Traffic Jam', as you can just imaging the cars, vans, lorries and buses all honking and tooting away as they go about their daily business.