Had two more baby quilts come to the top of the queue, and decided to look for a pattern that would enable me to use some of my hundreds of scrap fabs. I found a cute paper-pieced boy and girl pattern (actually called "Little Peeps"!) from one of my favorite sources Piece By Number Quilts.
I was given a color scheme by each recipient, so I purchased the inner border / binding and outer border / back fabrics to meet those guidelines.
Each quilt contains 4 boys and 4 girls; their faces contain 8 different skin tones. Rather than put in eyes, noses, and mouths to try to "identify" where each figure came from (which of course would be presumptuous), I will leave it to the imagination of the kids who will cuddle with them.
The second quilt was made for Jacob, new grandson of my mother-in-law Pauline's friend Susan.
Dedicated followers of this blog (and other eagle-eyes) should be able to recognize the original quilts made with some of the over 30 different fabrics used in these pieces.
These were certainly fun to make. I don't usually like to repeat the same pattern, but because:
a) the peeps are scalable (these happen to be 6" squares on point),
b) you can add more to make a bigger size quilt (these are rather smallish at 23 x 32), and
c) they are made with scraps so each would be unique,
...I would certainly consider doing them again at some future time.
PS: After seeing this post, one of my loyal followers commented: "I like that they look like stars. Every kid should feel like a star sometimes!"