So many blog posts this week for my neglected little blog! I wasn't sure if I was going to join the internet block party that is #IGQuiltFest, but it sucked me in this year and has actually prompted both this blog and yesterday's Kona color card post! Today's prompt was "Fast Finish" which inspired me to finally get around to finishing two wholecloth baby quilts that I've had cut up and ready to go for weeks!
It took me less than four hours from start to finish to polish these guys off, and that included a grocery run! These are super simple, and use exactly two whole yards of fabric, so the only thing you have to cut if you're getting rid of some of those one-off yards is the batting. I love buying pretty prints for quilting fabric, but I don't tend to design with or use them in my quilts. Thus, they multiply when I'm not looking, and I end up with a bunch of fabrics that I love, but don't really use on the front of quilts and aren't necessarily enough to use for the back of quilts. For these, I mix-and-matched three Hawthorne threads prints (and one AGF polka dot for the back of the black floral), and they'll make great, less-expensive additions to my shop. I'm a little addicted to these now, and already have two or three other combos in mind!
If you must have one of these, they are both available for purchase on Etsy through the buttons above!
Otherwise, if you already have some fabric of your own in mine, but you're not sure how to start or you've never finished a quilt with no binding, I've made a little downloadable tutorial that walks you through some of the main steps. There are also good resources on other blogs, and I've talked a little bit about doing the no-binding technique in my Heartwarmer mug rug pattern post!