Tonight, we celebrated our annual family holiday dinner with my dad. While we don’t normally exchange gifts, this year was a bit unique. We’ve got a niece on the way (due January 3rd, if she waits that long). So, we decided to shower the new mommy-and-daddy-to-be.
As my personal gift to the baby, I made a quilt.
I used 13 different fabrics in coordinating pinks, yellows and greens, plus a different fabric for both the border/binding and the back; 15 different fabrics total!
Each square was cut to 3″x3″. And the overall finished dimensions are about 42″x55″
I quilted on the diagonal through every other square. I had originally intended to quilt through every square, but I thought that would be too busy.
The backing fabric has cute little words like dance, play, sing, dream, imagine, wish, create, bloom. It was my inspiration for the whole thing.
I absolutely love the way this quilt turned out. For being only my third quilt (and only the second that I machine quilted) I am so proud of myself. And, the mommy-to-be loved it. Hopefully my new niece will too!
Now, don’t forget to head over to Kim‘s and see what everyone else made for this weeks Dare to Give Homemade Gifts party.