I was in Texas recently and visited their JoAnn's Fabric Store. I don't know what it is about visiting another state's franchises, but they always seem better than mine. It's probably that I know my store inside-out and nothing is new.
Anyway, I found the cutest bundle of baby fabric cut into 10" squares, and I bought it. My reasoning, it's always a good idea to have a baby quilt or two on hand for when the occasion arises. The nice thing about baby quilts is that they are small and quick to make.
I liked that the colors of this bundle would work for a girl or a boy. I did not wash this fabric, but I did iron the squares with a little steam to remove the fold marks made from the store packaging.
Since the fabric was already cut into 10" squares, I just had to arrange the squares in a pattern I liked. There were 4 each of 5 different patterns. After playing with it a while, I decided to go with a random design.
Not counting all the interruptions I had while making this quilt, this little quilt top was finished in less than 2 hours. Pretty cute, huh?
I am not going to finish this quilt yet, but just store it for that day when I need a quick baby shower gift. I can then make it a little more gender based by choosing the appropriate backing and binding.
Well, that's it for now. One of those little interruptions was a specific request for dinner, so I have to go the grocery store. At least I got a little sewing in before Life called.
What did you do this weekend?