In just two weeks time I purchased, washed, cut, sewed, sandwiched, and quilted this little beauty.
One of Alex’s coworkers is expecting a baby in October and we were invited to a baby shower this weekend to celebrate. I am so happy to have finished this in time.
I used 8 different prints in neutral colors (which I coordinated with the bedding they registered for, both in color and style). I cut 144 – 4″x4″ squares. The finished quilt is approximately 42″x42″.
The quilted on the diagonal was chosen so that the quilt lines wouldn’t compete directly with the stripes on the back. To add extra interest I quilted two lines straddling each corner intersection on the front.
I absolutely love the way this turned out. So much so that I took very specific notes on how I made it and what I learned in the process so that I can do it again for future baby gifts.
The parents-to-be were surprised when they opened this gift and thought it was so neat that it coordinates with their colors. I am happy that they are so happy. There is no better reward for something I’ve made.
Since there are no more baby showers in my near future, I’ve been thinking about trying to sell a quilt or two… especially with a little extra time off work. What do you think?