It is for her soon to be born baby girl.
A while back, she had sent me some links to bedding sets she liked. One of them used the Lovebirds fabric by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit. Using that as my starting point, I bought a few coordinating prints from the Leanika collection, and added in some blenders from my stash. The gray in the diamond blocks is Kona Ash; the design inspiration came from a quilt in Material Obsession.
I tried a little something different with the quilting for this one -- adding a little free-motion cathedral-esque flower in the center of the gray blocks... I thought they looked adorable with the cross-hatching.
Here -- I'll show you on the back too:
(The back is what was left of the Lovebirds yardage, combined with some Kona Crush in aqua.)
You might recognize the scalloped edge from another baby girl quilt I've made before... I think I'm going to make it "my thing" (but feel free to copy) on baby girl quilts. I really like it... and with a biased binding, it's not hard to do at all. I also went with a directional border. I LOVE directional borders, and so long as you use the left-over yardage in the backing, there's no waste (though it is easier to do with your centerpiece being the WOF or less).
Inspired by the label Krista included on the pillow cover she sent me, I decided to try out my machine's alphabet stitches. In case you can't read it, it says:
"Welcome baby girl
♥ ♥ ♥ with love, Tracey ♥ ♥ ♥"
I've decided it's also "my thing" to add a strip of the selvage to my labels; I've been doing it on most of my quilts lately, and really like it. I save a section of the name, and of the color dots... and it's just so cute.
Oh, and the mama of this little quilt's recipient loved it...
...but I knew she would.
I have this week off (yea!)
On the sewing agenda --
- Finish up my niecey's Sunkissed quilt (she'll be arriving Wednesday, if not sooner -- her quilt though won't be arriving with her unfortunately)
- Make some bee blocks.
- Work on my Make Mine Modern swap package.
- and finish my Urban Lattice quilt (I got the backing fabric this week).
On the mommy agenda --
Enjoy this little pickle as much as possible. Because even though I'm only working three days/week... I definitely miss him.
And he's cute too. ;)