This was a last minute project I started for one purpose, but I think I’m going to save it for a baby gift instead.
I spent about an hour and half at my local Joann’s picking up fabric and putting it back. And then, picking it up again. I don’t know about you, but the fabric has to…talk to me…for lack of a better phrase. I just loved this fabric I used on the back. These rows of flowers, leaves and doodles. Of course, sometimes you have to know when it’s a lost cause and move on, but I was determined to make this one work.
Since I hadn’t made a quilt in several months and it was close to Christmas, I wanted to do something easy. So, I cut 6 different fabrics into 6.5″ blocks and sewed them together 7 blocks across and 10 blocks down. It’s machine quilted in a random meandering pattern, which is so much fun to do. I also thinks it aids in giving a quilt that crinkly look we all love after it’s washed. Finished quilt is 42″ x 60″. Perfect crib or nap size. I think it took about 8 hours to complete.
I’ll admit I’m having a hard time giving it up. There’s just something about it that says, “Me.”