While looking through box after box for something (which I never did find), I came across yards and yards of fleece. I don’t exactly remember buying this much fleece, but it must have been on sale. And I might have been on a baby blanket making kick. Except I don’t really remember making a whole lot of baby blankets. Which would explain the yards and yards of fleece I find in a box. Hhhmm.
Wondering what to do with the fleece, this quilt top came to mind.
Um, yeah. I’ve had this quilt top finished for quite some time. And it sat and sat in my box of unfinished projects. Poor quilt top.
Wait a second! How about poor baby needing a warm blanket? The kid’s been around for a few months and we had yet to send a birth day present.
Finishing this took just about an hour. That hour included cutting the batting and stitching it to the pieced top. With Miles on my lap “helping”. (He liked to try to push the fabric through the machine. It was really cute). To finish it up, I cut a piece of the fleece to size. Stitched the wrong side of the fleece to the right side of the quilt top, leaving a few inches open for turning. Turned the big rectangle right-side-out, pushed out the corners with a chopstick, turned under the raw, open edge. Top stitched all the way around, closing up the open hole.
Really easy. And this little quilt is really warm. Its off to a friend’s baby girl in New York. Hoping to keep her warm this winter.