The plan was to quilt one of the “I Spy quilts that needs to be mailed by Thanksgiving, but by the title above, you can guess that is not what I did.
We did a lot of run around errands including trying to get the jeweler to put a new battery in my watch. Would you believe they take Mondays off? So off to do the other chores and get a bite to eat – tostadas. Yum.
Home by 2, I still could have started the quilt, but I was a bit side tracked by this Maywood Studio pattern, called Peppermint. It was just too cute and only takes 1/8th of a yard of most of the fabrics. Certain that I had at least that much of enough different fabrics, I cut out the body of the quilt and put it together.
Then I decided a wall hanging wouldn’t be as usable as a baby quilt and cut out 4 more blocks to add one to each row. Perfect! So I finished up the top and will clean off the cutting table tomorrow.
This pattern is often called the “rail fence” and is done in 3 different colors. I like the take on this, making it more of a scrappy quilt, and will have to go through my smaller pieces and see if I can put it together in different colorways. It is quick, easy, and would be great to have on hand for new babies. The finished size will be 44 1/2″ square.
The other great thing about this pattern, is by doing what I did, it is easy to make larger or smaller. I’m thinking with another row each way (row is 8″) it would be perfect for a lap or wheel chair quilt. And if I changed the sizes of the blocks, I could make a doll quilt. Oh, so many possibilities with this.
Tomorrow, I absolutely must quit this type of playing and get a quilt all the way to the finish line.