Remember that scrap bag I bought at the garage sale that had these batik scraps in.
One of the reasons I bought it was for those pieces that could be sewn together to make the hour glass blocks. I thought that would be an easy quilt to make. At the time I purchased the scraps I had no idea what they would make or how many scraps there were.
It turns out there were actually quite a few scraps.
Once the hour glass blocks were sewn together I started to play with layouts. I started with a simple alternating the blocks…hmmm. I didn’t like that. I needed more blocks to make the design symmetrical. Nope…keep trying.
The batiks are really a light pastel and almost get lost in the white. I tried this….I kind of liked it better. Putting the wide colored parts of the blocks together made the color brighten and stand out more.
Then I tried this…I off set one column. This I liked best as it made the zig zag.
That was the plan…only I needed a few half blocks. I got them made and then sewn together. I didn’t have a good batik for the border and I was determined to not buy more fabric. I had some squares in the scrap bag so I cut a few more and away I went. This is what I ended up with.
It’s not my very favorite quilt but it will do and will be a nice baby quilt.
I used a white thread on the top and a variegated pastel on the back….and LOOK! I didn’t use the same motif that I use all the time.
Here’s the backing fabric.
It has little kitties on it. It’s a a little brighter than the top but I think it still looked pretty good.
I ended up using the same purple for binding that I used on the first baby quilt from the scrap bag.
Now I have two girl baby quilts done so if the family that isn’t finding out if they are having a boy or girl has a girl, I’ll send one of these on to them….I do have that baby boy quilt I’m working on so either way, I’ll be covered and have two left. I am so happy. I actually think I’d like to make a couple more and have them on hand.
I thought it was going to be the hour glass quilt I like best of the two I made from the scrap bag. In the end…it was the one made with these….
That turned into this….
That I liked the best. I think it was the addition of the brighter colored batiks that made me like this one better.
All it all, a lot of fun was had with that $5 scrap bag from the garage sale. I’m off…that baby boy quilt is calling my name.