I have been in need of some mindless sewing lately - and what perfectly fits the bill is some simple patchwork sewing!
Remember this big basket of goodies? It contains little baggies of scraps sorted by color, designer or collection. Many are leftovers from projects that I know can be easily turned into a quilt. This week I decided to pull one of these bags and make something cute!
Way down in the bottom I found a bag containing some yellow and gray chunks of fabric. I decided to cut them up into 4.5" squares and see if I could come up with enough for a baby quilt. I thought a few more squares were needed so I pulled a couple scraps that were a bit more on the taupe/gray scale and really liked the interest it added to the quilt.
Almost every fabric in this quilt is directional. This can sometimes cause a bit of chaos but I find if I make sure I always keep a certain fabric going in the same direction throughout the entire quilt, it seems to make things seem a bit more cohesive.
There was even a large chunk in the bag that I was able to use for most of the backing. I just needed to add a piece of gray - which I also used for the binding.
I used up most of the scraps from the bag in the baby quilt but I did have a few leftover strings. I decided to turn those into 4 string blocks. When I went to toss them into my tub for string blocks, I instantly became a bit distracted.
Laying right on top were the yellow string blocks I just finished.
Of course I instantly had to start playing....
I haven't decided if this will become another baby quilt. Right now it is just up on my design wall brightening up my sewing room!
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