I made this baby quilt for my cousin who is expecting her first baby next month. I had so much fun making this and I am really happy with how it turned out. I am seriously thinking about starting another one even though I don't need another baby gift at the moment!
You may have seen the pattern for this quilt out in blogland. It was designed by Vanessa Christenson of V and Co. and was featured on Moda Bake Shop.
My cousin isn't finding out what she is having, so I tried to make this pretty gender neutral - which is much easier said than done! It's so hard to find fabrics that work for both a boy or a girl. It looks a little more "boyish" than I wanted, but hopefully if it's a little girl she won't mind!
This wasn't hard to make - just took a little time.
I had heard good things about spray basting and decided to give the 505 spray a try after reading great reviews online. I LOVED it. So much easier than pinning together all the layers. And especially great for free motion quilting becasue you don't need to keep taking out the pins to quilt.
Do you quilters get nervous when you put your finished quilts in the wash machine? I think I was praying the whole time it was in there that it would come out OK! It did, thank goodness! I love the puckered look the quilt has after if comes out of the wash machine.
My free motion quilting could use a little practice!
Here is the back:
Do you recognize the Amy Butler fabric? I've used it on so many projects. It's a favorite, for sure.
Hopefully my cousin and the baby like it as much as I do!