Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Debra asked for baby quilt tops to donate to a program that allows incarcerated women to keep their infants with them. I was very interested in supporting these women and their children, and the idea of making a few baby quilts appealed to me.
I spent a very pleasant Sunday afternoon whipping out these tops. The pink and green one was from a set of blocks I had made with an eye toward a larger quilt. What a relief to make one more pink block, put on a border and be done!
This quilt's center is a pre-printed panel left over from another project. I added two borders, the outside one being from The Fabric That Would Never Die. Debra sent me a bunch of this blue tropical fabric years ago for some charity quilt project, and she sewed up a bunch of it too, and yes, there's still some in my stash.
The blue and yellow fabric in this quilt is flannel, and the novelty fabric is regular cotton.
Here I used another novelty panel, added a border, and voila.
This has been so satisfying, I think I'll make more until Debra tells me to stop. I may also stash a few of these for gifts. If I want to finish a big quilt, I'll trick myself by breaking it into baby quilt-sized units.