Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Granted, I am a slow worker and let life get in the way of my focus. But I finally have a good start on my first quilt. I found this free and easy pattern on line. It's meant to use fat quarters and the pattern is for a crib quilt and called for 16 blocks. I improvised a little using yardage and fat quarters and enlarged the size to a little larger than a twin size. I mean for it to be a throw quilt for my daughter that she can use on the couch if she wants to. She collects cupcake items and I have had the fabric for a long time. I have the same cupcake fabric in brown and will probably use it for the backing.
The fabric selection was a bit tough because I have vowed to use my stash and not go looking a something "new" because I don't have the right fabric color or shade. The green fabric is the same shade of green in the cupcake fabric. It has pink cows on it. Laurie LOVES cows so it was a MUST to use it in the quilt.
I have been checking on batting and nearly fainted when I saw the price. I should have bought of stash of it for retirement too! Luckily there are sales and I have coupons! I am thinking I would like to use warm and natural. Is that a good choice? Any suggestions will be appreciated.