12 March 2007

Spring Squares

This weekend I had the urge to pull out the sewing machine for some mindless piecing, perhaps to get rid of the taint of the failed hat knitting. I’m trying to work entirely (or mostly) from the stash this year so I went into the room of doom and pulled out the first thing that caught my eye before slamming the door closed and running away in fear of being attacked by falling fat quarters.
I randomly put together these small squares and ended up with a piece that’s 20 x 24 inches. I’m thinking baby blanket once I figure out borders.

The fabric came from a scrap box somewhere. Anybody recognize it? I’d love to use the polka dot pieces for borders but haven’t seen this in any quilt shops recently. If I don’t find coordinates, I’m thinking about solids or simple prints in taupe and cream to cut down on the twee factor.

And just to set the record straight, this is just a random project for an unknown baby-to-be. The fam remembers all the confusion brought on when my grandmother announced that she was finishing a baby blanket for me. Don't worry, girls. The only potential for the pitter patter of little feet around here is if the stash decides to grow tootsies and run amuck on its own.


Lone Knitter said...

Oh! Too pretty! I wanna quilt really bad now. So springy.

Christina said...

Wow, it's beautiful! Let me just say that I'm glad I live in the South so I don't have to wear a hat!