One of my co-workers is expecting twin girls in a few short weeks, so naturally I had to make some baby gifts. The picture below is two small blankets (with the bumpy fleece fabric), two changing pads that are backed with flannel (one is laid out flat and the other is rolled up – makes for easy outtings) and the ties can easily be removed and used as a larger baby blanket, and a pouch to hold a package of baby wipes and a couple diapers. These were so much fun to make and worked up quickly.
The picture above is a small zippered pouch that I made with the left over pieces of fabric. I started with a collection of six fat quarters from Keepsake Quilting. I recently read a magazine article that after you make a quilt or project, make it your goal to use up all the left overs so that you feel comfortable throwing away the scraps. Those few pieces of fabric in front of the pouch is all the fabric that was left over. If you look closely at the pouch you can tell I had to piece the back section because I didn’t have a large enough piece. So, use it up! Although I must confess, I really didn’t throw away those scraps, I put them in a bin with like size pieces to use in making rope bowls – but that’s a future project.
Here are a couple fleece blankets I made for our neighbor who had a baby earlier this spring. This is some double sided fleece I purchased at Quilt’s Plus on the north side of Indy. All that was needed was some binding! How easy is that?