I made this back in 2011 but never got around to posting about it. Better late than never, right?
Years ago (when I was around 16 or so), I bought a ziploc baggie full of little 2-inch squares from an antique store. I actually think these are fabric samples for a quilt shop to show samples of different lines of fabric. They must have used these before the internet changed the way people sell and shop for fabric. Anyhow, most of them are a fairly accurate 2 inches square. Some of them were a little off, but I made it work.
I sewed these together in concentric squares with white strips between them. For the binding I used a piece of checked fabric I had gotten from a scrap bag. I didn’t care for it very much—too country-ish to work for most of my projects, but it seemed just perfect for this one.
The quilting is my absolute favorite part of this quilt. I used a deep red pearl cotton (here’s hoping it doesn’t bleed when I wash it!) so it stands out nicely on both the front and the back. I had intended for this to be a baby quilt, but when I took it to the shop where some of my quilts are for sale, the owner said she intended to sell it as a small table-topper. This actually sounds like a better idea. It would be perfect in a home with a more vintage-country style.
Some of the fabric prints in this are so cute, but I only have one little square of each print. I don’t have enough left for another baby quilt, but I’m thinking about making a set of placemats with my leftover pieces.