Time to make some baby quilts. These are fun and easy, plus I usually have all the fabric I’ll need in my stash.
I had this charm pack (5-inch fabric squares) just waiting to be used. Sweet is the perfect word for it!
I decided to use the mint and pink colors and leave the rest of another project. Now it was time to “shop my stash” for more fabric. Yes, I have a problem, but think of the gas money I saved not having to drive to Joann’s for fabric. Just a quick trip to the basement. Plus that’s exercise.
I had everything I needed! A quick press with my favorite starch and I had all the fabric I needed.
I cut matching 5-inch squares from some white fabric I had and then layered one print and one white square. To make 2 blocks, I drew a pencil line from one corner to the other.
The next step was to sew a quarter inch seam on each side of the line. Then give it a quick press to set the stitches.
I cut along the pencil line, pressed the towards the print fabric and voila, two blocks ready to go!
My “design wall” is an outdoor vinyl tablecloth with flannel on the inside. It works great for auditioning different placement ideas. I think this will work. Time to sew the blocks together. But first I needed to number each one. Otherwise I get them all mixed up–blame it on watching The Good Wife on Hulu while sewing. The ink disappears with the touch of an iron.
And a couple hours later, we’ve got three borders and a finished quilt top.