I purchased these fat quarters a few years ago on a whim thinking they'd make a soft and cute boy's baby quilt, but then didn't get around to making one. So I decided now is the time. Why? Just because.
I was looking for this to be a quick project -- maybe have it cut and pieced in one day. I decided on basic 5" squares, all the while thinking that's kind of boring.
I also wanted bigger pieces because I had in my head that smaller pieces would make for a stiffer quilt since it is flannel. But then I went to my local quilt shop to see what kind of flannel they had and discovered the flannel quilt on display actually was not stiff at all, and it had smaller pieces. Now I'm rethinking my strategy and end up buying a new flannel print to add to the mix. I go home and cut up all the fabric again in half. And here we are...
My quick project didn't turn out that way, but I think I will be happier with the outcome. I can't wait to get started.