Does your fabric call to you like mine does? I’d like to think so, otherwise I might be going crazy! LOL
Although I’ve got two baby blanket tops in varying stages (see here and here) I just HAD to start another one tonight. You see, I still have unused fabric from the January shipment of my Fat Quarter Fabric club subscription and since I already have the backing fabric I just had to make the top.
I cut each of four fat quarters into six 6.5×9 blocks and laid them out into a random pattern until I liked the way they looked, I ended up with 6 rows of 4 across. I almost stopped there but decided to stack and label the rows and before I knew it I started piecing the rows together. When I finished row 3 I almost stopped for the night but since I was halfway done I decided to finish the rest of the rows.
I’ve got them all laid out on the bed (on top of my Ready, Set, Go topper and the Baby Animals topper – how embarrassing!); tomorrow I will sew the rows together and if all goes well I’ll start quilting it.
The backing fabric is flannel so I won’t need to add any batting and now that I have a walking foot I think I’ll have better success quilting than I did on the very first baby quilt I made.
I haven’t decided yet what I’ll use for binding. Funny thing is I don’t have any idea who I’m going to give this blanket to, I just feel the need to finish it!
Let me know if your fabric calls to you too so I don’t feel like “I’m the only one”!