I'm not sure if this is a finish or a WIP. A few weeks ago, I spotted some beautiful fabrics from the Liberty Bloomsbury line on sale so I decided to splurge and bought 1/4 yard cuts of 10 or so designs. I knew that I wanted to make a simple patchwork baby-size quilt so I started working on it the day after the fabrics arrived.
Since I prefer to work with blocks instead of rows, I took the 4" squares I cut from each of the fabrics and just started randomly chain-piecing together pairs. Then I took the pairs and chain-pieced 4-patch blocks - making sure to vary the fabrics in each block so that there were no repeats. I basically just repeated this method of doubling the block size until all the fabrics were pieced together.
I used a bunch of kid-friendly novelty prints to piece the backing. I thought about putting it together like a regular quilt with binding but the front was so busy, I decided to do a no-binding quilt. Most of my early quilts used this method (does that make them blankets?) - usually in combination with hand quilting or tying. However, for this one I used Rita from Red Pepper Quilts' method of first quilting the top and batting together before sewing right sides together with the backing.
Everything was going well until I was almost done with the quilting and realized that my batting was too short on two sides (near the same corner.) I knew I would be close because the batting I had wasn't that much bigger than the quilt top but I thought I would be okay - wrong! Thinking about it now, I'm sure there was a better fix but at the time, I just decided that I would use a larger seam allowance when I attached the backing to make up for it. Unfortunately, it ended up being a patchwork squares blanket bordered in patchwork rectangles!
I've thought about chopping off the edges and binding it (using a solid gray fabric) but it has been about two weeks since I finished the quilt and I haven't done anything. So, like I said, I'm not sure if this is a WIP or a finish but it is very soft and cuddly and I do still really love these fabrics!