Two weeks ago I really just wanted to sit down and sew. I grabbed the leftover half square triangles from this quilt project and laid them out. It was a little small for a quilt, even a baby quilt, but I was determined to make it work. Especially since I really like to try to use all of my fabrics. No need in it going to waste, right?
I didn’t want to have to go to the store, so I used this pink cotton gauze fabric for the back. It’s a really soft and a fun texture. I sandwiched a 100% cotton batting into the middle for a little extra warmth.
I used scraps to create the binding as well. I went ahead and tried machine sewing it on again and for the first time it came out just perfect! I really took my time and read a ton of tutorials to see if I could find any more tips and tricks for this. I think having a wider binding really helped me out. Normally I do the typical 2.5″ strips to make a binding, but this time I made it 3.25″. Well, to be honest, it was kind of because the scraps were already that width and I didn’t want to cut them. Neat how things work like that sometimes, huh?
I played around with the stitching because I felt like it needed something more than straight lines. I like the pretty outline it made on the back. I wish I had some matching pink thread to match the back, but remember how I said I didn’t want to go to the store? Yes. So white thread it was. Now I have one baby gift down and many more to go.