I had thought several times over the last year or so of doing a granny square block quilt, but I just didn't feel I had the right fabric for it. And, I had been trying to not buy fabric. And, I had enough other things to keep busy with. So, it wasn't too difficult to talk myself out of it each time the notion struck.
But you know, sometimes too much is too much. Most of this past week, my friend, Cathy of Turtle Hill Quilter blog/Pink Petunia Cottage Dolls Facebook page fame has been showing off her granny square quilt blocks on Instagram (@clcknits). I was sorely tempted to give in and start one of my own, but decided I had enough to keep me busy.
I've been trying to distract myself and keep busy with other things.
For instance, I organized the 3 boxes of goodies sent me by Cathy. And, I organized the stuff I have specifically for doll clothes or doll making.
I had some fabric gathering in my scrap bin that I cut into usable scrap pieces.
I made two pillow covers...well, they're not yet pillow covers...they're just big blocks of little squares. They need to be quilted and a back made. They will eventually be 18" pillow covers for my son, Paul.
Anyway. Today, I was cutting usable pieces from scraps sent by Cathy...looks like she had started a quilt and either abandoned it, or had several extra pieces. Regardless, I didn't want to use them the way they were.
And, then I saw Cathy's finished granny square quilt top. Ohhhhhh...it is beautiful! Here it is...
Then, it hit me...
The fabric I was cutting would make a perfect granny square baby girl quilt!
Oh. My. Gosh!
I couldn't believe it. What a great idea!
Don't you think?
So, by now, I have all the squares cut...and I even finished my first block!
See what I'm sayin'? A cute baby girl quilt in the making!
And, just so ya know?
I am blaming it all on Cathy.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11