Right before Christmas break a friend requested a quilt for a little boy that loves giraffes. I had planned to work on it while in San Francisco, but ultimately decided to not take my machine with me. Once we got back I dove right in. Since I keep my scraps sorted by size, it doesn’t take long to pull the right colors and have enough to make a quilt. I did have to cut some scraps to add some variety.
Making the Top
I made stacks of white/neutral, gray, brown, green, aqua, navy, yellow, orange, and multi. Then I randomly started chain piecing following my process. The top size was to be 20 squares by 24 squares.
The top was finished over a weekend and I was ready to back it with some stash fabrics. However, I found this adorable print on Instagram from @organicfabriccompany. Shipping was fast and their packaging was a repurposed paper grocery bag. As someone that tries to recycle and repurpose as much as I can, that touch was truly appreciated. So glad I went with this fabric and added more of what the little guy likes.
A scrappy postage stamp quilt is one of my favorites to make. So much so, that I’ve been working a video to help you whip up one in no time. That’s coming soon along with a stretch goal that I’m not quite ready to share. Back to this scrappy goodness.
I opted to quilt with cross hatch that creates a secondary larger diamond pattern.
Do you notice the last little tiny scraps of Neptune I had in my scrap tub? I hate to see them go, but they will be used an loved. The backing fabric was perfect for this quilt and the binding is a leftovers from a recent project.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may seen this picture. My husband took it of me while I hand stitched the binding. Yes, I hand stitched this binding since I had the time. Rarely am I in front of the camera while sewing, but I love that he captured me perfectly. Look close enough and you can see a sneak peek of what’s next.
Every baby deserves a quilt and I love creating that special gift for others.