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!!