This is a busy week. On Thursday (tomorrow!) we are leaving our cold Canadian home to visit the slightly-less-cold of Idaho for spring break. Lots of cleaning and packing and maybe finishing the girls' Easter dresses. So I shouldn't have looked up the latest Quilt Challenge on Persimon Dreams. But I did. I had really enjoyed veering off my planned path and making my little String Bean quilt last time, so why not see if I'm inspired again.
Scraptastic. Of course I'm inspired! I love scraps. I love working with them and turning them into something new. How could I not want to do this?? With so little time, the only way I could allow myself to do it was to use it to check off something on my to-do list. And I have a handful of baby presents I need to make. Perfect.
Scanning over my Pinterest board of quilting ideas, I saw a lot of scrappy stars, so I quickly jumped on that idea (since I'm really bad at debating between everything) and got working. I pulled out all my pinks and purples and cut 3" squares - I was impressed I found 16 different fabrics! And I had just enough of the sunny floral for my background (leftover from Snowflake's Easter dress).
Lots of fun fabrics on the front. Super soft pink fleece on the back. A few ribbons for baby to play with. And as a bonus, it crinkles too! Finished at about 8" square and made in about three hours. Another bonus, since I didn't repeat any fabrics, I have a second set of HST's to make another one. And while I was at it I cut out squares to make a boy version (since this is for a set of twins!).