I have made a lot of baby quilts in the last few months! (I still haven’t finished my now five month old’s quilt. I think that is next on the list). I have had a lot of fun making them, and learned a ton. But I think I’m done making baby quilts for a while. I’m going to go back to buying books and clothes for new babies like a normal person.
I loved gathering the fabric for this quilt. And apparently, I’m more predictable than I realized. There are approximately fifteen fabrics here, and I asked my husband if he could pick my favorite three. Yep. He was able to pick out all three. My best bud picked two of the three. (In case you are wondering, its the pink cathedral print, red rick rack, and pink cobblestone). The binding is a brown pindot–I debated about red or pink, but the brown kept the quilt from looking too Valentines Day-ish. The quilting is more fun in person–a kind of wave to mimic the circles and ric rac in the quilt.
Lessons learned: If you don’t like the quilting, its worth picking it out. Before you bind and wash it. I hemmed and hawed, and finally picked out a few of the waves that I didn’t like (before said binding and washing. I’ve tried to do it the other way. Not very easy). If I was going to quilt it over, I would have done the waves closer together, and quilted them completely randomly (i.e. not trying to have all of the waves nest together.)
Favorite Part: Baby Isla made it here safe and sound. Hurrah!