I kept playing with the baby quilt and was just not loving it. Isn't that kind of sad? All those animals, and I just did not love the way it was turning out.
I made a bear, and while I think he is super cute. I still could not find a configuration which pleased me.
In the middle of the night I had a dream, less is more. I awoke the next morning grabbed the three biggest animals and started sashing.
It turned out the perfect size! I didn't think it needed to be any bigger and I loved the way the colors blended. I grabbed a piece of cuddle fleece that I happened to have and pin basted it together and started to straight line quilt. I call it organic straight line quilting because I do not measure or mark, just use the edge of the foot.
I could not find my gray Aurifil so I grabbed the lightest gray I had. Once upon a time I made a lot of my girls' clothing, so I have many different colors of thread. The spool of gray I had was about half full. I got about 1/3 of the way before I ran out. Of course that meant I would have to do a JAF run.
Yes I will have some poor little orphan animal blocks, I will figure out somewhere to use them eventually.