I decided which layout I liked better and finished up Itty Bitty Blue Barn Raising.
I absolutely love little baby quilts. It's so much fun to make a few blocks and experiment with a color scheme or layout. I'm almost always happy with the results. Sometimes I'm so happy that I decide to make a bigger version. Sometimes I make it again with a slightly different layout or color scheme.
When I started the baby quilts a couple of years ago, I was making them about 30" square -- the same size as the receiving blankets that I always tucked into my little babies' strollers or car seats. Then I kept reading that people liked to make bigger, much bigger, baby quilts, and I gave in to peer pressure and started making my own quilts bigger.
This past week, I found out that a local quilt shop is collecting quilts for the NICU and wants them 30" square. KaHolly is collecting even littler ones, starting at 24" square.
So I bought myself some white muslin and I'm having fun. I had a whole lot of half square triangles left over from the two Extra Scrappy Pinwheels, so I decided to try repeating the bloodthirsty little quilt again, this time with only two colors and checkerboard nine patch blocks.
And I haven't put aside my drab postage stamps. I'm using those as leaders and enders while I play with the baby quilts.
This post is linked to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts, Sew and Tell, and Can I get a Whoop-Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict