I didn’t make too many quilts last year, but I’m hoping to change that this year. I have always wanted to make some for family members. I plan on starting them now so then I get them done through out the year instead of trying to wait until September and have them done by Christmas. We shall see how that goes. Ha! I finished up this little quilt last month for a baby present.
I had no idea what kind of quilt I was going to make at first. I knew that I wanted to try and use only fabric from my stash (which I did! who knew I had so much “boy” fabric? well, except for the back fabric). I also knew many of the pieces I wanted to use were not very big, so I needed the quilt pieces to be on the smaller side to work it all in nicely. I went over to my friends house one day and just starting cutting out 3″ squares.
I thought about doing a hst quilt, but after looking at them I decided a plus sign quilt was the way to go. I really didn’t plan much at all. I just laid squares out on my bed until I felt it would make a good size. And I still have a big stack of squares leftover. The final size of the quilt once sewn together ended up being 38″ x 44.5″ which is a good size. Small enough for a baby and yet big enough to use until a big kid.
I did a simple straight line quilting and didn’t use any batting because the baby using it lives in Florida where it is warmer most of the year. My friend sent me the sweetest picture below of her little one under the quilt. And guess what? Her other little boy still uses the triangle quilt I made him My heart just exploded when I saw this.
Anyone else have some quilts on your list of things to make this year? I can’t wait to get started on all the ones on my list.