Would you believe it? A finished quilt! It’s a miracle! As is the fact that my two almost-4-year-olds were cooperative enough to hold it while I took pictures.
Of course, I started this one before Ellie was born. The fabrics, in fact, were largely from the first stack I pulled for Ellie and then changed my mind, but I’m glad I didn’t abandon the idea entirely. I was hoping to have it ready to go when the lovely Miss Quinn was born, but alas, she is already two months old. I suppose having my own high-needs newborn is a good excuse, huh?
The design is quite simple: 6×3″ (finished) bricks of prints, with 3×3″ squares of white. I experienced some degree of doubt when I was working on it, but as it got closer to finished, I found I really loved it.
I knew even before I cut the fabric for the front that I would use this pink/fuschia/yellow dot from Lightning Bugs as the binding. You could say the entire quilt was inspired from the binding. A little backwards, perhaps, but it’s such a delicious color combination.
As for the back, I knew I wanted to use big pieces of solid pink/fuschia/yellow, as well as some scraps from the front, but couldn’t quite decide how to put them together. So I popped over to the Quilt Backs group on Flickr, and found my inspiration from the delightful Patch Andi.
For the quilting, I wanted to keep it minimal. This quilt has so much delicious Heather Ross fabric, I wanted to keep the whole thing really soft. The quilting is just straight diagonal lines, every 6 inches. I love that it has the effect of looking a little random against the rectangular bricks on the front, since only some of the white blocks have an “X” and it goes through only one half of the bricks.
Off it has gone to Virginia, hopefully to be enjoyed by sweet Quinn (and her parents, dear friends who stood up at our wedding) as she stakes out space for a girl in a home of two big brothers.