Now, normally when I get new fabric, it sits out on the kitchen counter awhile so I could look at it, then progresses to the desk in the craft room, eventually to be put away in the appropriate storage bin in the Closet of No Return. Then, much later, I find it, wondering why I have never USED it?
Not this time.
It was no sooner out of the envelope than I tore into it and sewed it into a patchwork baby quilt top. Just. Like. That. I kid you not, the top was sewn and pressed within 20 minutes.
While I was at it (and totally because I was too lazy to clean up and put away my machine), I grabbed a scrap of batting, my 505 spray and a piece of perfectly coordinating Nicey Jane dots (rescued from The Closet) and basted that baby. Continuing on, I decided to quilt it with some pretty free motion flowers, one in each square, to add a little something to the simple patchwork.
I especially love how the quilting looks against the backing.
The binding is a pink with loopy flowers as well, just made for this quilt. This stuff is from my local Fabricland, and has been hanging in The Closet since my very first quilt, almost 3 years ago! I attached it and finished hand sewing it on that night while catching up on trashy t.v.
So there you have it, the story of a quilt, made in less than a day, completely unplanned. Noteworthy, I think :)