The most recent baby quilt was finished on one of the few rainy days we've had in the last few weeks. I love making baby quilts--they take very little time and investment in fabric but give so much pleasure. I know that most new mums are very well equipped for their little ones, but not too many people make something themselves. Anyway, knowing that a little girl is on the way, I went with a pink festival in simple blocks that show the fabric.
I love the eye of the tiger peeking out of the darker blocks. I considered fussy cutting to get the whole face, but liked the randomness of the half face. A simple dark blue polka dot binding set off the lovely Tula Pink prints.
As usual, I did straight line quilting, but was pleased with how the lines converged in the centre of each block. Yes, they are straight lines, but the fabric is bunched a bit!
I used a Peter Rabbit print for backing ( a stash find!). The new mum had a pet rabbit as a child that she called "buny", so I thought it fitting.
In my last post I mentioned that the porch squirrels were getting too tame, and here's the latest glamour shot as proof. No fear there!
They like to snooze under the bird feeder in case treasures rain down from above.
I can't believe myself, but I'm ready for the next project--a quilt for my son. Recently I went to Ontario to visit a friend and made a little detour to visit Mad About Patchwork, a bricks and mortar quilt shop that also sells on line. (I had bought from them in the past) A lovely shop with very helpful staff and I ended up with this masculine assortment of fabric.
Have a great week. I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and Sew Fresh Quilts.