My fabric stash is bulging. I need to stop buying fabrics just because I like them.
But this little quilt came about from a gift of three Candy Bar (I think is what they are called) precut packs from Rachel...(years ago!)
They just haven’t spoken to me no matter how many times I handle them. There were four packs, I made a pillow cover with one of them a long time ago. I pulled them out and challenged myself to use them.
I decided I wanted a whimsical look. I divided the pieces for rows of 42 or so inches in length, arranged them and stitched them end to end.
Next came my favorite fabric that turns anything into whimsical. The stripe is cut into 1” wide strips the length of the fabric and stitched between the rows. I didn’t want to have to piece the stripe which is why I chose the length of 42” for piecing.
Next came the quilting...
...and then the binding. It is so fun to look at.
The quilt is a little small for a baby quilt (and I don’t know any babies anyway). It measures 41”x33”.
So, a yoga mat maybe? I don’t yoga.
A child’s play mat maybe? No small children around.
I do know that I would have liked to have it when my daughter was in high school on the track team and I had to sit on the ground to watch and to wait. She didn’t like running...they had bleachers over there to sit on. No, she liked to throw heavy things like the Discus and the Shot Puts.
I’ll find a use. Until then it’s so stinkin’ cute that it makes me smile and I’ll just enjoying seeing it everyday.