As I cut out strips for The Trip, I cut the leftovers into 2.5 inch squares, and ended up with quite a pile to add to others I had already accumulated. I was "surfing" Pinterest last night and saw this really cute quilt. It was made from strips and 2.5 inch squares so I decided I would make it today. A quick quilt to clear the creative focus after an intense process, almost like what happens when you are purchasing perfume---smell coffee beans between sniffing scents so you can clear one scent out before smelling another. At any rate, this quilt wasn't difficult to make.
I have to admit though that the size is much smaller than I anticipated or the photos appeared. It must have been a really little person holding the quilt up for the picture since I thought it was a throw size at least. The pattern can be found on the "Cluck Cluck Sew" blog. It is called the Chippewa Scrap Quilt.
I finished it and then started to wonder if it was sensible to give a white quilt to a sick baby (the quilts are make are for babies/children who are ill). I will think more about this since when I make quilts I really want them to be used. This is also going to be my last "baby" size quilt. I think I will make the next one using 5 inch squares (since I have a lot of charm packs). They way I figure, that quilt should be the size of a good size twin or at least a throw. I have some really cute alphabet fabric to use as the background and some charm packs in primary colors. My goal is to use as much of my "stash" as possible----and then replenish at AQS in Paducah :)!
The borders are a little wavy to me, but I am going to quilt a simple stipple so I should be able to "quilt" it out---or maybe I will go ahead and remove the borders as my blog friend Lane would do. I'll think on it. I have to admit, although I want my work to be the best possible, I absolutely HATE to keep taking things out when from experience I know I really can "quilt" some things out. What I must do however is to remember the difference between "ironing" and "pressing".