December always becomes a slow blogging month for me. Either I have too many other things going on and can't find the time to blog, or I want to wait to blog my projects until after they've been unwrapped on Christmas morning. This December seems to be a combination of both.
Earlier this month I finished a quilt from this stack that I can't wait to share! It's a design I have wanted to make for quite sometime now.
It's currently sitting under my sister's Christmas tree. I even gave her the responsibility of photographing it for me. We've had so much snow lately that outdoor quilt pictures haven't been working out too well.
I do have one small finish to share today. Recently, it seems many of my friends and family members are having new babies. My typical default for baby gifts is a box of diapers. After having twins, I know you go through a lot of diapers, but at the same time it's a bit of a boring gift. I decided a couple months ago that I wanted to make some baby items to have on hand for gifts rather than facing the inevitable crunch time and heading to the store for my default gift.
Several months ago when I received fabric from Timeless Treasures to make this quilt, the rep also included some various Sketch cuts in quilting cotton and flannel leftover from Market. These pieces were all different sizes and many had large chunks cut out. This little quilt came out of those scraps. It's approximately 40" x 40". I wanted to do something very simple using only what I had. I used quilting weight fabric for the front and flannels for the backing. This quilt came together in a short amount of time. It was a great distraction when I needed a break from a much more challenging project I was in the middle of. I'll tuck it away for now to use as a baby gift for someone down the road.
The backing is simply strips of flannel cut WOF. The width of the strips depended on how much fabric I had. I love the simplicity of the design (both front and back), plus the sketch flannel backing is so wonderfully soft.
I love making little projects only using what I have on hand. It makes me feel a bit better about my fabric obsession when I actually use a bit of it!
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season with friends and family!