When I heard about the charity Quilts for Kids I knew it was something I should participate in. They sent me a kit for my first quilt and then I used my own stash for this baby.
My inspiration can be found here. But rather than using squares, I used jelly roll strips. It is a very simple pattern, but it has such a big impact! I love the way it turned out. In order to get it to the size necessary to donate, I added borders and I think they tie it together really well.
Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the quilt bound and quilted... but this shot of the top from my phone is enough to bring a smile to my face.
This is a super easy way to introduce someone (or yourself) to quilting! There is something so great about creating a little thing of beauty that you know someone is going to love and cherish. And the fact that it might help some little person through a difficult time is more than enough payment for me!