This time of the year is an ideal time to get some serious things done in the sewing room. You know, all the unfinished projects laying around that just need a few more hours to wrap up. Then, there are all of those kits you bought with perfectly good intentions that are still waiting for your attention. On my list is also those very un-fun mending projects that take time but are not so enjoyable so they really get ignored until I am just too sick of sorting and stacking them one more time. When done, I feel great…just like when the ironing is all caught up. This time of year I have a good amount of cloth napkins to iron and get back in the dining room cupboard drawers.
Here is a baby quilt I put together with charm squares and 2″ (cut size) strips of scrap fabrics as well as scraps to piece the backing. This always feels the best…using up random fabrics that come together in a great scrap quilt.
For this quilt, I used the same 2″(cut size) strips sewn end to end for the middle border. The strips were left over from piecing the center of the quilt, so they are random sizes. I then added the pieced strip borders after bordering the center with a cream 2″ (cut size) border that “set off” the pieced center. When this is done in a quilt design, I refer to it as a “floating” border. It creates visual space without adding another design or color element. All in all, I am pretty pleased with the quilt. I think it is fun, cheery and very functional.
Start digging, I am sure there are the makings for a cute little quilt at your finger tips.