I chose to work with my stash and make the flannel comforter that I planned on making months ago. I didn’t get all the fabrics in this shot. There are more than what you see here, including a blue camouflage, two dark pink prints, a pastel baby grid pattern, and a darling cow/farm print that was 75% off in the remnant rack at a chain store.
Cutting went pretty fast. I had more fabric than I thought I had. LOL I decided to cut 8″ squares for two comforters/quilts. I will sew one and my youngest, “I” of GAIN, will sew the other. They will not be identical.
I thought I ought to start the flannel before the t-shirt quilt top because a baby gift should get priority over something that I want to make just for the heck of it. Also, I have all the supplies for flannel quilt top on hand. I need to constantly reduce my scrap pile. The pile is made of leftovers from things like pajama pants that “N” of GAIN smelted for Christmas 2009, other baby quilts, a Phrygian cap that I made for the fun of it, and jammy shorts from many years ago.
Why am I sewing? For baby gifts. To remain near my children instead of shopping at a store and overspending on an item that I’m not happy about. The act of creating a quilt defines my simple living today.
This post is part of the Simple Lives bloghop hosted in part by A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa.