I am so happy to be a part of Mountain Baby Blankets. I'm so touched that all of you are equally inspired. You are all making a difference!
We have shipped 117 amazing blankets so far to the CAP for distribution to the young children in Eastern Appalachian Kentucky. Again, THANK YOU.
When I began this project, I knew I wanted to use my stash to make up some cuties for the babies. Here I had all of this fabric to spare, and there they were - cold and needing. *I digress. * Anyway, I decided to make 3 quilts for the babies.
The first was a stacked coin quilt (finished pictures of that to come, as I finished the handsewn binding on that one last night).
I also made two disappearing 9 block quilts using 9 fat quarters each (plus backing). Talk about easy! For these I measured all of the fat quarters I was using and trimmed them to a uniform size. Then I laid them out on the floor in a pattern I liked. I sewed them together like this - so easy! Once I had one enormous block, I cut it in half in both directions to make four big squares. I flipped those four squares around and sewed them together to make the top. It literally took me less than an hour to do both of the quilt tops. I sandwiched my batting and backing fabric and top quilted both of them using a random criss-cross pattern and purple thread. I will admit that I was afraid I'd run short on time, so I machine-sewed the binding on both of these quilts. In hindsight, I wish I'd handsewn them, but I know they were made with love.