Sometimes I just need to do something easy. This light weight baby blanket took no time, in fact I thought about it far longer than it took to make. It is about 36" square.
I used two prints from Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter, and I backed it with flanel. Rather than cutting the flanel wrong (tonight I was truly having cutting issues so I was pretty sure I would mis-measure), I laid the flanel on the floor and smoothed the top on it just like when you baste a quilt only without the batting and with right sides together. Then I cut around the edge with my scissors. I sewed around the edge leaving a hole to turn it through.
I did just enough stitching to keep it all nice after washing, which I will do tomorrow.
It looks nice all folded, although the pictures are questionable, taken after dark and all. Time to get out the fancy lights for winter photos I think, thank you for bearing with me in the meantime.
This is destined, along with Whitewater, for a new family baby who is due very soon. I might have to make another of these light blankets tomorrow, they are fast and lovely.
I cannot resist showing off Whitewater again, and in the summer sun too, I really love that little quilt.
Yesterday I did make more Ohio stars with my Oakshott Lipari fabrics. I took them out in the 10 minutes of sunny sunshine for a picture so you can see them glowing a little.
The sky was overcast by the time this much was done. It is hanging on my closet door now while I decide about borders. The star blocks and the plain linen squares are 3" finished so the runner/wall hanging is about 33" x 9" right now.
It is a week with blogging homework. On Thursday I am hosting the Thursday Think Tank for Making Rebecca Lynne. I will share my ideas for holiday presents for Tweens, Teens and Twenties. You can link up a post where you do some thinking, about anything at all.
Then on Monday December 3 is the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I have a set of Bella by Lotta Jansdotter fat quarters to give away, so you don't want to miss that either. Oh, and maybe you will plan a give away too?
And finally, you will be pleased to know that in this round, so far, the score is: Lurgy 0, Leanne 1.