In December, I picked up a yard of an older juvenile fabric from a ‘free’ pile – I’d seen it when it first came out years ago (like 9-10 years ago!) and even made my daughter a little bag out of it once upon a time. It always reminded me of a red solid with runts candies scattered all over it.
I took it home with the intention of making a charity quilt out of it. Not an heirloom, or anything great, just a good quilt that someone will appreciate. I tried to make this fabric into a quilt I’d love, but was finally able to keep myself reined in – to stop overthinking it.
And when I stop overthinking things, I’ll often end up making a cobblestone quilt. As this one ended up being. I love 6″ cobblestone blocks – 2.5″ strips and squares and you’re off. This one I made probably 85% of the blocks from my scrap bin, as well. So I’m happy about that – the front is donated yardage and scraps. The back is another 10 year old fabric, widened with the rest of the border print as well as a weird pink/red that I can never use with pink or with red. So now it’s on a back.
There are fabrics in there that I have no idea when or why I bought them. Fabrics that I once loved and used the last few inches of them. Fabrics that I picked out of someone else’s scrap bins once upon a time. But from a few feet away, with a tutti fruiti border, it all looks great, and I hope that it brings cheer to someone!
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