A friend of mine works at the local community college. Every year they do a fund raiser to help students in crisis. She often asks if I would donate a quilt and most of the time, I do.
She called this time and I decided I had the PERFECT thing. I had bought a baby quilt top at a garage sale…I could finish it up and it could go to the benefit.
I couldn’t find a backing from my stash that matched or was big enough so I rummaged and found a 100% cotton sheet that worked PERFECTLY.
It wa a plain sheet so I thought I’d use variegated thread to liven it up a little bit. I had an almost empty spool but this was only a baby quilt. It would work…right??
I had a spool of thread for the top…it was called Khaki. The spool was almost empty but I thought it would do a baby quilt….right?
I also had a piece of leftover batting that I measured. It would work right??
Well here’s how it ended up working out….On the bobbin thread. I filled three bobbins and was out of thread. I hoped that would be enough. I ended up running out of thread with a 3″ x 3″ square not quilted. I decided that being the thread for the back was variegated, aqua to brown, I could put brown in the bobbin and no one would notice in that small space.
As for the top thread…I ran out. Luckily I had another spool of Khaki.
The batting…I loaded in onto the machine the wrong direction and had to splice in a 3″ strip. AHHH!!! It was pretty painless actually.
None of the set backs were big and I can say I feel so accomplished. I used up a lot of things that needed using!
As for the baby quilt….here it is.
Nothing fancy but I think it will serve it’s purpose.
Looking close I can see that this is likely a charm pack quilt made with two charm packs. Each charm square had a 2 1/2″ flip corner added. Then it was set into an 8 x 10 layout with a 5″ border around the outside. It sure makes a cute baby quilt. I love the “star” that forms in the layout.
Here’s the backing. Plain but the variegated thread really does add to it.
By the way…the binding is a piece of fabric that was 15″. I used that up too!!
I love that I used up so many leftovers making this! YAHOO!!
I’m on a roll finishing projects. One last week…another this week…dare I hope to finish Pineapple Crazy for the next week. Fingers crossed!!!