Today I’d like to give a shout out to one of my blog sponsors, Stash Addict Quilts. I’ve been a customer of theirs for years, and one of the (many) things I appreciate about them is that they always tuck in some little treat when they send my order! It might be a fat quarter, it might be a little precut . . . you just never know! Recently they sent me a 2.5” stacker of “Calico Days” by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. Well, if you’ve read any of my blog posts, you know I’m a nut for both of these things. Lucky me!
After deciding to make a coffee time quilt, I played around with some different arrangements and finally settled on a very basic design that included tan sashing and borders. I have to say that I really enjoyed just playing with this fabric with no plan, no pattern, no pressure. I added some simple straight line quilting in the sashing. Sometimes the cleanest, simplest design is the best. This little project and the memories it invoked really fed my soul.
|Four mismatched buttons from Grandma Audrey\’s button jar add some charm.|
As I was finishing up, it hit me . . . tucked away in a bin I had some ecru colored vintage crocheted trim I had purchased at an antique store in December. I dug it out and laid it on my little coffee time quilt. YES! It was the perfect finishing touch to the warm, happy feeling this project was giving me. I really love this simple quilt.
Quilting friends, I encourage you to take an evening and just sew a bit without too much purpose or planning. Make a little something just because it feels good. I bet you’ll love it as much as I did!