Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Baby Love

My cousin is having a baby any time now, so it was up to me to provide Baby Girl Z with a cozy quilt!

I found this great, girly selection of Cosmo Cricket fabrics & added some coordinating Kona solids and a couple of coordinating prints. I used a mint green flannel as my background & backing fabric. When I bought the Girl Friday fabrics, I thought I'd just be making a charm quilt or something like that, but I remembered a great block called Love In A Mist that I'd seen on the Modify Tradition blog and decided to use that as a jumping off point for this baby quilt.

I made a giant block, like I did with this quilt and I turned a couple of the half-square triangles in a different direction from the original block.

The quilt top came together quickly (as you can imagine) and I pretty much love it. I decided to quilt it with random curved & straight lines and am currently in the process of sewing on the binding that is made of leftover strips of the Girl Friday fabrics.

The edges look funny because the binding is stitched on to the front but not finished yet. The edges REALLY aren't wonky like that. The quilt actually ended up as a 39" square. A pretty good size for a newborn. I just hope I get the motivation to finish the binding in time for the baby shower on Saturday!

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