Although I found myself with some time in my quilt room, I got side-tracked.
While searching for something, I came upon this small piece that I originally made to teach myself how to do string piecing. After constructing the nine string blocks, I decided I wasn't too crazy about the process, but thought the blocks would make a good center for a baby quilt. When the size of the quilt reached approximately 30" x 30", I put it away and never did finish it.
For some reason, I felt compelled to do so last week when it once again appeared and I heard a scolding voice telling me to finish it up and be done with it.
So that's what I did.
As I say, it's small, measuring just under 30" square.
The wide beige inner border is made up of a lighter background with darker beige stars on it.
I used a light-weight, nice flannel for the backing and cotton batting for the middle. I machine quilted it using simple, horizontal lines of various decorative stitching.
This gives a better idea of the color of the blue backing.
I don't think my machine's decorative stitches were meant to be used with a walking foot or to quilt together three layers of material. All of it is not perfect.
Now that this little quilt is finally finished, I'd like to offer it as a giveaway to one of you readers who might be interested in it.
The colors are a smidge wild, but that would be good stimulation for baby's developing eyes, right? The flannel backing will insure it's nice and cozy even though it is a lighter weight quilt.
This is in no way a keepsake to be treasured as a family heirloom (that's for sure), but it might be useful to keep in the car to tuck around baby in his or her car seat. Or give it to a toddler to drag around and wrap their dollies in. Or use it as a table topper on Halloween. Or hang it by the back door to scare off unwelcome visitors.
All kidding aside, I'm offering it as a giveaway to any of you who would like to have your name entered in the hat for a chance to have it.
I'll close the entries around 9 p.m. on Thursday night, March 31st, and announce the winner sometime on Friday, April 1st. (No April Fool's Day pranks will be involved.)
Soooo . . . by me being a bad girl and not doing what I perhaps should have been doing in my quilt room, I finished this little quilt (which did feel good) and made it possible for a small giveaway here on my blog. Anyone interested?