Baby Quilt FINISH!!

I started this year with a goal of getting all of my flimsy quilt tops quilted and finished.  Then Kramer got sick and passed away so all of that got left behind.  I’ve decided that it will probably be my goal to finish them next year but…I don’t want it to take me all year so, I decided to keep working towards getting them done.  I’m hoping to still finish them this year, but I’m giving myself some slack in case I don’t.

I grabbed the quickest and easier one off the pile.  It happened to be a baby quilt.  Simple, I know.

I had sewn this together sometime back…maybe three years ago. It all started with a thrift store adventure.  I was at the thrift store and bought a big ziplock bag full of 3 1/2″ squares.  All of them were blue or neutral with blue in them.

I decided I would sew them together leader ender style and see if I could sew them up for a very simple baby quilt.  I never counted how many squares I had…just started sewing.  In the end I needed to cut a few more square from my fabric so I had enough to make it square.  I only cut enough for two rows.

I didn’t pay any attention to placement at all.  Zero…and I think it’s all okay.

I picked a medium blue for the binding….it was fabric I wanted to use up.  In fact I opened the drawer of blue fabric and asked myself, “What do you most want to use up?”  This one screamed, “Pick me!”…so I did.

I think it worked just fine.

The backing is a piece of fabric I got from the thrift store…50 cents.  Perfect I think…

..and there you have it.  Another quilt that’s finished!!

I’m putting this is my pile of baby quilts.  I’ve got a goal to start making baby  quilts a little more often.  They are great instant gratification for me.

I think it’s super fun to know the stats on this quilt…
$1 for the scrap bag plus a few scraps of my own
Leftover batting pieces that were sewn together to make them big enough
Backing 50 cents

…and as they say, the time spent sewing it all…PRICELESS!!

17 thoughts on “Baby Quilt FINISH!!”

  1. Simple but cute. I think people are more apt to use quilts like that. Freer to wash them and let the kids use them. Perfect!

  2. I think that’s a great looking quilt. And I love the backing, wish I had some fabric like that. Nice job and some lucky baby will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a delightful quilt. Just shows that quilts don’t have to be complicated to be lovely. I enjoyed reading your back story about the thrifted scraps and backing fabrics… and the joined up pieces of batting (I do that too). Nice to have a stack of quilts ready for gifting. Just doing that with one I’ve had in my stash for a couple of years.

  4. Beautiful bargain! Great quilting! Sometimes simple is best with beautiful fabric! Very effective use of fabric & I love it!

  5. You are the luckiest lady at finding bargain fabric. I love that this beautiful piece of work came from scraps and leftovers. Just goes to show even scraps can be made into something useful. Lucky baby who gets this.
    Love, hugs and prayers coming your way.

  6. Thank you for the inspiration. I just found a stack of blue 5 inch squares I cut out for some reason and your quilt looks like a good way to use them. Plus I can cut more and use up some more of that old fabric.

  7. A month ago I found a large number of black and white 4″ squares I had cut up several years ago, and I decided NOW! was the time to get rid of them. I was tired of running across them. They are now a flimsy, with backing and batting purchased, soon to be completed. It feels good!

  8. This is darling – love the blues. So simple but so easy to love.
    Wondering how your “diet” is going and keeping you ii my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and prayers

  9. Excellent finish. I love the story of how you obtained the fabrics, made your choices, and just decided to move forward by picking up a small bit of what you love to do and getting it done. There’s a lesson for my own life in this story. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to see what you finish next.

  10. Kathie Castricano

    Thank you for the recommendation for the pressing mats! I went to a sewing day with ten women last week and half of them had these wool pressing mats by their machines. With your recommendation and a discount I had the confidence to place my order!

  11. Mary Ann Mettler

    Wonderful – the cost is great – the work put into it priceless. A perfect heartfilled gift that will be used in graditude. Who could ask for anything more?

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