I was asked to make a baby quilt on Sunday.
Would I?? You bet I would!
I've been wanting to try this quilt block...
the double hour glass.
I had this inspiration fabric all ready to go!!!
This is my scientific method for choosing my scraps:
Find some cute fabric like the one above.
(I can use this in the quilt itself, the border or the backing)
Lay it out and pay attention to the colors used in the print.
Last: ( the messy part)
Start pulling scraps out of boxes and drawers
and lay them next to your inspiration fabric.
Do they kind of go along with the colors in your inspiration fabric?
THAT'S the fabric you choose!
(don't forget to clean up the explosion of fabric
that surrounds your work area!)
I even had these little boy's shirts
with HAPPY plaids that I think will look great in this quilt!
(little boy shirts don't come with as much fabric...
but I LOVED these colors and snapped them up
when I saw them at the thrift store.)
The double hour glass block is super easy!
I'm using 2 1/2" wide strips, 27" long.
For this small quilt I am not repeating any fabric...
This requires very little of each fabric chosen!
Just one strip! Woo Hoo!!!
I sewed them together.
Pressed away from the white fabric.
I'm using the 45 degree line on my ruler
and cutting some triangles!!!
Isn't that easy?