Sunday, May 22, 2022

Quick and Easy

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?