June quilt 2: an itty bitty baby blankie

I am still waiting for one more color of pearl cotton to finish one of my quilts, so I needed to work on something else.
getting closer
When I went to the quilt shop last week I got a precut pack of 2 1/2" squares of Fresh Cut fabric by Basic Grey. It's not a lot of fabric but I started playing around with the squares. I started with a basic checkerboard but then went with an Irish chain block to stretch it out a bit more. And in a couple of days, it was done. Yea for small quilts!

I backed it with a floral flannel I've had for a while--and that seemed to coordinate perfectly with the Fresh Cut vibe.

It is done -- and now I am back to waiting on the purple pearl cotton (should be today). I have enjoyed being able to hand quilt while watching the World Cup. I also have some new gouache paints to play with. So far I've loved the vibrant colors and quick dry time. (The painting in the background is my daughter's, with acrylics).