I found this quilt that I simply LOVE on Pinterest. So basic, but so colorful.
And I followed the link off of Pinterest to a blog called Stitched in Color. She has a whole tutorial on how to make this quilt. At first I was thinking "what a great idea for my scraps", and in fact I think that's what I said on my pin.
But then, I remembered that I have a nephew due in February, and this would be an easy baby quilt to make. Only problem was I wanted some really great farm/boy fabric, and the "box" fabric stores near Podunk just don't have the best selection. So, I followed the advise on the blog, and visited her advertisers... isn't that what all bloggers want you to do anyway?
I found this great fabric, in fat quarters, just as her blog suggested.
Isn't it fabulous? Lots of tiny cows and sheep and pigs and tractors. Just what a little boy needs. And more than enough to make this quilt with! I might even have scraps left over to make bibs out of.
I ordered it on a Friday. They shipped it on the same day, and I got in on Tuesday.
I highly recommend ordering online! It was so easy. I will be doing it again. I got this fabric from Fat Quarter Shop. I will be posting pictures of the quilt when I'm done. I will, however, be making one slight change to the original instructions - I will be sending this off to get machine quilted. I've tried to quilt them myself, and it always comes out looking like a herd of monkeys did the quilting!
No monkey quilting for the new nephew!