A couple of weeks ago, I was gifted somea lot of gingham. Maybe a ton and a half!
This is just a small sampling.
With a sewing retreat in my near future, I knew just how to put it to good use - share the love!
I cut a bunch of 10 inch squares from all of the colors - not worrying about matching up the design exactly - and wrapped them up into cute little 24 count bundles. They were well received, even if everyone seemed a little puzzled as to what to do with them. Marion has already put her's to good use and stopped by to pick up a little more for binding.
I took the leftover blocks that I had and cut a few more to make a 6x6 picnic blanket.
The backing was also a polyester blend that came along with the gifted fabric.
With all of the polyester, why not stick with it and go with a poly batting?
I spent about 10 episodes of Doctor Who loosely hand quilting the edges and centers of the blocks.
It's perfect for dragging around the park this summer!
Who knew that all of this old gingham sitting around in someone's stash since the 70's would be so much fun! I'm thinking about making a belt with a D ring and attaching it to the end of the quilt - wouldn't it be great to wrap it up sleeping bag style for an easy grab and go?