When I bought the fabric for the Life Is What You Make It quilt, I bought a couple extra charm packs. I only used eight or so squares on the back so I had several squares left over. I put them to use tonight on this baby quilt.
I'm using this quilt to practice my free motion quilting so I didn't want to spend a ton of time on the quilt top, but I also didn't want it to be basic 5" squares in rows and columns.
I started by pairing and piecing four squares together in a variety of colors and prints.
Then I cut each set of four squares once on the diagonal.
And then paired each with a different cut half.
I used 64 squares, laid out like so (with my daughter's help).
See how the new square sets make an X?
I added a two-inch border of green on green dots around the perimeter of the quilt to increase the size.
It's about 38" square.
The backing will be the white paisley print since I had just the right amount left over from the other quilt.
I haven't decided what fabric to use for the binding yet. I don't have enough of Make Life, so I may just pick a nice solid from Joann's when I get to that point.
This is the first baby-sized quilt I've done (except for the rag quilts I made a couple months ago), and I love how quickly it came together. All pieced in one night? That's my kind of project.