One day when I was tired of working on my pink quilt (probably because my old sewing machine was acting up), I decided to start trimming down some of my fabric scraps into 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" squares. There are several fabrics left over from my first quilt, a few from bags I've made, a lot left over from covering my chairs (I'd originally planned on covering 4 chairs, but only did 2), and some from the "quilt" I'd made for Sally. The bright lime green in the corner was a fabric I'd seen on sale and just had to have - even though lime green is *not* my color. I figured it could be used in a future quilt.... little did I know....
So here are all the squares sewn together into the quilt top. The inner border is fabric from Sally's "quilt", and the outer border was one of the 1 yard pieces stashed for my nephew's quilt.
So far, so good! I started quilting 'in-the-ditch' between the rows & columns of blocks. Thanks to Fraulein Peggy, I was able to race right through the quilting, and finish it in one night. Unfortunately, not all of my blocks lined up nice & neat, so the quilting is a bit wonky in places.
Then I started attaching the binding. Now, this is a bit funny, I had all the fabric I needed for the quilt top & back at home, but I didn't have quite enough batting. So after finishing the top, I had to race over to the fabric store after work to pick up the batting. But then after quilting, I realized I forgot the binding... so I had to go back to the store the next day too. It wouldn't be so bad except that every time I walk into the fabric store I end up buying even more fabric!
Sally, of course, gave her seal of approval to the project.
Here's the finished quilt, it all it's glory.
On the bottom of the quilt I embroidered another heart and the year.
I love the spirally fabric backing.
Once it was finished, as per tradition I slept under it (just napped on the couch really) before giving it away. But the problem with that little tradition, is that once you've cuddled up under a quilt you've made, it ceases to be just bits of fabric and becomes a snuggley, cuddly, warm & cozy Quilt... and now I don't want to give it away!!!! But of course I will (after washing it of course). I just hope it gives the little boy endless amounts of comfort and warmth and coziness for years to come.
What do you think?