What did you do with your extra hour this weekend? I made this quilt! Well, it took a little more than an hour, but I decided that since I had that extra hour, I would NOT spend it grading papers, but doing something I enjoy instead. One of the preschool teachers at my son's school has a grandbaby who is about 2 pounds now. She was born very premature and is still in the hospital. I think she is almost a month old now. I decided she needed a quilt to help her grow faster and I had all of these leftover pieces from the 4 preschool quilts I made for his class. So, I just started sewing them together. I didn't have a pattern really.
Each of the strips is 3 1/2 inches wide. Since they are leftover pieces, each one is a different length. Some are just a few inches and some are almost 30 inches long. I just sewed them end to end until I had a really long piece. I ironed them and then cut 3o inch pieces. I randomly sewed them together and then sewed the inner border which is 2 1/2 inches and the outer border which is 4 inches. I think I could have done a little better job if I had a design wall to lay everything out so none of the colors would have touched, but I like the randomness of it as well and the bright colors make me happy. I know the teacher will love it and that is what counts. Done is better than perfect! Besides, I don't have room for a design wall anywhere in the house. I've looked...unless I take things off the wall in my daughter who went to college's room...hmmm...now you have me thinking. A little bit of felt, a few thumbtacks. Stay tuned. We may have something here.