While I was visiting my mom this weekend I designed and assembled a baby-blanket-size quilt top using red and white fabrics that I pulled from her (insanely large) stash. All of the pieced blocks I put together using scraps of my moms (Does it count as stashbusting if I’m using someone else’s stash??). When she has just a bit of fabric left, she cuts it into 1.5″ or 2.5″ strips and throws it in a basket. It makes for super easy assembly of scrappy quilts, especially since she has a TON of strips to pick from!
I started by making a classic rail fence block.
I played around a bit with arranging the striped squares in the rail fence block to make this pinwheel shape. This was definitely my favorite block on the quilt, and no, that’s not just because I snuck in some pink!
I put in several of the same 9-patch blocks. My corners are so close to being perfect on this one.
I also added a few blocks that are just strips of fabric. Since I didn’t have a specific baby in mind for this quilt, it may take me a while to get around to assembling and quilting it. Mom suggested that it would be a great blanket to learn to use her longarm with, so I have that to look forward to if I want!
The one thing I’m not sure about is if this could go to a boy since it’s red and white or if it needs to go to a girl since it has a couple of touches of pink and a bunch of florals. What do you guys think?