One of my goals for May was to finish the baby quilt that I started oh so long ago. And finished it is! It deserves its own show-off post as it is so pretty.
I mentioned previously that I acquired a pile of 5 inch pink, yellow/orange, flowered and dotted squares (2 of the dotted squares) in a bag of scraps from my local quilt store. At the time I was obsessed with the square in a square block. I added the light blue from my craft club’s stash and the top for this quilt was born.
There are equal numbers of 2 1/2 inch square in a square blocks and just plain square blocks. The blocks alternate through the rows. For the block placement I just made sure that no colour was immediately beside itself horizontally or vertically and put them up so that they looked pleasing to me.
I did straight line quilting diagonally through the solid blocks, in-the-ditch quilting around the borders and a row of flowers in the outer border.
This quilt is so pretty that I wish I had someone special to give it to. It will go to the local nursing station to be given out to someone with a new baby. So I guess that will be someone special.
Top fabrics: Yellow, pink, flowered and dotted fabrics acquired in a scrap bag from my LQS; blue, used in blocks and for outer border is Fusions by Robert Kaufman; white inner border is Kona Snow
Binding fabric: Ombre by Kaffe Fassett for Rowan
Backing fabric: Essential Flannel by Wilmington Prints
Finished size: 43 x 36 inches.
I just realized that I don’t have a label on this quilt… I will have to add one before I give it away, but I am still going to call it done.