Oh baby, baby! This may be the fastest quilt I've ever made. Cut out blocks yesterday morning about 8 am, finished binding, photographing and boxing to mail this morning at 9:30. I still don't like doing my own quilting, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out, nice and flat. I used a cute juvenile print flannel for the backing.
It's hard to see in the photos, but the background is a pale blue Kona cotton. The prints are divided between "warm" colors and "cool" colors. I saw a blog post somewhere that had the same block laid out in a log cabin style with the warms on one side and the cools on the other (and didn't save the link, oops). I got a Moda free instruction sheet called "Xs and Os" along with a charm pack from Missouri Quilt Company and decided that was perfect for a baby quilt.
Melissa of Front Range Modern Quilt Guild had a clever idea to put ribbon tabs at the binding, so Mama can hook little toys, etc. to the quilt. But I already had the binding sewn on. I used the Discovery Toys hooks all the time when my boys were babies. I will remember this idea for the next baby quilt. Is Discovery Toys still in business? Anyone know a consultant? Please advise.
The finished quilt is 32" X 48", perfect size for a new baby, don't you think? It will go to live in Ohio with a "Future IBMer."
And of course, a ribbon label! Click to go to the etsy shop where I get my labels.
I bought a nifty new tool from Missouri Quilt Company -- tune in tomorrow for Tuesday's Tool.