With the majority of my time spent in the garden recently, the craft room and sewing machine has not been getting a lot of love. But I did manage to whip up another small baby quilt.
The pattern is Charm Squares Baby Quilt that I found on Sew Mama Sew. It was super quick and easy and I had the top pieced in an hour or two. Which for me is super fast as I am still really slow and like to admire each piece of fabric before moving on. And it did not take much fabric. Just a charm pack and 5/8 yard of other fabric and you have the top pieced..
When I chose the fabric, they did not know if they were going to be the lucky parents of a boy or girl and I thought Authentic was the perfect choice. It had a little more pink in it than I originally pictures, but it worked out OK because they will be welcoming a baby girl. Luck over skill.
I backed it with cream flannel to add a little snuggle for the baby.
I also whipped out some burp clothes. Another super quick and easy project that does not take too much fabric. Just a little patience with ironing and measuring to get everything lined up right. And so much cuter than just a plain cloth diaper to throw over your shoulder.
My next quilting project will be a first for me….a quilt I am actually planning on keeping. Since I made the resolution that we would use the picnic basket this year, I determined that we needed a picnic quilt. My goal was to make it super easy so that it would come together quickly so we could use it before it got too sweltering. Good news: the quilt top is really close to being complete. The bad news is that I missed the sweltering deadline. Oh well. We can still picnic in the heat. Can’t wait to share that quilt (in conjunction with our picnic of course).