I've had this Raggedy Ann and Andy fabric for a long time and the plaids were purchased at a friend's rummage sale several years ago.
I just love the fabric I used on the back. It's also been in my stash for over five years. It was perfect for this little quilt.
I also found some REALLY BRIGHT quilt blocks that a friend gave me four or five years ago. All of them use black and white fabrics in addition to the brights. I love using black and white in baby quilts. I'm told it's good eye exercise for babies. There were six blocks, so I made six more using my limited stash of brights and some of the black and whites I've been hording for a "someday" project. I'm thinking of using a small piece of Love Bug (Volkswagen) fabric for the border. But maybe not....not even sure I like all of the blocks..I may make some others and swap some out. Still working on this............
Then I found a bag with extra fabric and all of these HST's left over from making a birthday quilt for our great-grandson, Maison
Maison and his quilt. His daddy is a fireman. I designed the quilt and the ears are three dimensional.
I quilted different fire trucks in the snowball blocks
But I digress....I played around with the HST's, but in the end I couldn't figure out what to do with them and set them aside for now. They'll end up in another project later. Instead I cut the blue doggy fabric, and two others into rail fence blocks and pieced this top yesterday afternoon
See that red checked fabric (it looks pink in this picture, but trust me, it is red)? I still had the cutting ticket pinned to it. It's been in my stash since 1999. That was 3 years before I started quilting! I can't tell you the number of times I've pulled that fabric to use and then put it back on the shelf. Do you ever do that? My reasoning is usually something along the lines of "if I use it now, then another project will come along and I will wish I had it for THAT project, for which it would have been PERFECT!". Silly, huh? Well this time I used it! And I still have about 3/4 of a yard left for the future "perfect" project.
It's been a long day..6 hour round trip to Wichita for Tom's doctor appointment. I have several new Dutch Treat blocks done but those will have to wait for another day.
Sweet Dreams everyone!