Just finished off this little lovely, for the baby girl of a friend, due this summer.
I used a charm pack of Moda Plume included as a bonus treat in an "ugly scrap" giveaway by one of my very favorite bloggy friends, Alison. I sewed them up into some HST and put them back together randomly. I love how this bright fabric looks so cheery against the crisp white- very easy to make this fabric look good. I will have to get a BIT more creative when using some of the other interesting scraps that came along with ;)
I really like how the quilting came out- lines on either side of the diagonals, then a single line to bisect the triangles perpendicular to this. It has been awhile since I have done some straight line quilting... though "straight" may be a liberal description! It looks extra wonky in these pictures as it has been washed!
For the back, I used a bold pink along with a few pinwheels made from extra HSTs. I love the grid pattern the quilting makes against the solids.
I am especially proud of my basting skills- check out how perfectly parallel these lines run along the pinwheels! Whoot whoot! I will actually be giving my 2 cents on basting for the Quilt Class 101 on Bec's blog later this month (so this was good to boost my confidence ;)
For binding, I framed it with a chocolate brown solid. I took another go at Red Pepper Quilt's machine binding tutorial....not perfect, but not bad. Not sure why but I feel compelled to master both hand and machine binding. I'm weird like that.
This is my first baby quilt this year, and it was refreshing to enjoy a smaller project! I am hoping it will provide a cheery place to play and cuddle. Here are some of the quilt stats for you:
finished quilt size: 25.5 " by 32.5"
fabrics: Moda Plume, white, pink, chocolate and tan from local quilt shop
quilting: straight lines, by machine
binding: by machine
Linking up at Canoe Ridge Creations.