|Little Squares Quilt|
The thing about this quilt is that I started it on a whim and finished it in less than a week. It really is fast and easy. A block has only three pieces and because it's a large baby quilt, there aren't many blocks. In fact, I didn't even get to use all the modern fabrics that I had planned.
Can you see how easy it is? I started cutting the fabrics a couple of weeks ago but got sidetracked with the hummingbird quilt. All I had to do was handle those hummers and I was smitten. Then I had other things going on, so the five or six squares that I had cut out just sat and waited patiently until I came back to them. I cut a few more and before I knew it, I had enough to start sewing.
I loaded the quilt on the long arm Wednesday after school and when I came in from the studio, the quilting was done! I know, right? That was fast. I wanted to play with these allover feathers, which I saw on Pinterest, and I do love the speed and ease of this technique. To start I stitched some big loopy centers on so that both ends landed somewhere in the middle of the quilt. Then I dropped in the feathers. When I had that side of the quilt finished, I moved to the other side but made sure I could still get to the two open ends. All I had to do was start with one open end and make big loopy centers working my way to the other open end. Drop in the feathers and voila! I did go back and look for open spaces so that I could fill them with extra feathers or scrolls, but even that took only a few minutes.
I really like this little quilt! If you're looking for a quick, easy project, this could be the one. Just cut some six inch squares of your favorite fabrics, some 6 X 4 inch squares of white, and some some 5 X 12 inch rectangles of white. One of each will give you a block.