I almost didn’t post this “ordinary” quilt, but then did. I like to know that other people don’t always design exotic quilts, and even sometimes share their mistakes. So here it is.
Because I’d missed a couple meetings while on vacation, I missed the call for neonatal quilts. But a reminder email said I had till Friday to get one in. I can do this, I thought.
It helped that the chicken fabric was already cut into 6 1/2 inch squares. (Note to self: get going on precutting those scraps.) I did the old fashioned thing of “make do” for being three blocks short. Only mine aren’t all at the end because I do lay out blocks before joining them.
I had a perfect piece for the back, I thought. Turns out I’d previously cut a strip off the one-yard piece, so it is good that pieced backs are in.
I birthed it instead of binding it and quilted it with meandering. I forgot to take a picture before putting it in the wash. (The request was for prewashed; I didn’t know if that meant fabric or product.) So here it is all nice and crinkly.
Sometimes it is good to have a fast project.
Some of my friends find improv relaxing. I do not. I enjoy the product, but don’t calmly grab and stitch. It relaxes me to have a stack of squares prearranged that I can sit and stitch without thinking. It is good that we all have different styles and methods! Keeps the book writers busy.
I just found Finish it up Friday and linked; the other Friday links are buttons to the right.