Each quilt I make has some sort of inspirational moment - something that makes me actually start the quilt.
This quilt started with the back, this one yard piece of baby flannel.
I picked this fabric up at a garage/rummage sale many years ago. Back then, I made pajamas for the boys out of most of my thrifted flannel. I made a few more baby items when miss P was small but this one somehow got left behind. The last few times I have cleaned my sewing room I put it in the purge bag. Each time I also took it out thinking that it would make a good backing for a baby quilt. Well, this last time as I took it out of the give away bag I told myself "If you are going to put this on the back of a baby quilt you had better do it NOW."
And that's what I did. I pulled three solid fabrics in the colors of the flannel print and added scraps from the top of my scrap basket. The scraps are mostly from my recent quilts - Brenda's Stars, and the two quilts I made for Jennifer Paganelli.
Here it is in all of it's washed, crinkled, and sunshine glory. I love the mix of squares and half square triangles.
I think it makes a pretty happy looking baby quilt. Not bad for a clean up the sewing room inspired quilt.
It measures 36 by 42 inches.