|A Teeny Beanie baby fish and crab have a storage pocket so they won't get lost. My fat quarter of turtle fabric was just enough to create the undersea theme on the reverse side.|
This year I focused on stash busting this blue teddy bear theme fabric I had hidden in my copious piles of fabric. I'm not even sure where it came from but it sure worked great with a pile of crazy pieced beige tone blocks on hand just waiting for a project.
|A strip pieced top using up smaller scraps.|
|Simple but effective.|
|With a bit more abstract setting. I recycled my Dad's torn flannel pajama shirt for the reverse side. Lightweight fusible stabilizer strengthened the flannel before piecing it into a backing.|
In the past, I usually attached a separate binding but that is labor intensive. Now I keep it simple, fast and fun with pillow style construction, sometimes rounded corners and quilting enough to stabilize the particular batting inside. Practice for me, comfort for kids. Win ~ Win.