One of the things I like about Aunt Marti’s UFO challenge is that I get to decide what constitutes a “finish”. With that in mind, my January “finish” consisted of sending my Charley Harper quilt off to the longarm quilter. Lest you think that just means handing it over, I had to select backing and make binding so that when it comes back I’ll be all ready to bind it. So here it is ready to go:
I started making the binding when I finish the quilt top for two reasons: I already have the fabric right there, so it saves time later. And I don’t accidentally use that binding fabric for something else before the quilt is ready for it 😉
My other finish this week (and this one is really, really finished) is a toddler quilt. It is 42″ x 52″ and is backed with Minkee Dot fabric. It has no batting. (Yeah, I know, that means it’s “not a quilt”. Right.) This makes it both soft and light, so a toddler can carry it around with him. He can use it to make a fort, take a nap, have a picnic, or whatever else. Here it is, from start to finish:
I think this simple design would be good for a donation quilt, as well. It was quick and easy to make, and I think it shows the cute fabric to advantage.