I love the Girl on a Swing print by designer Aneela Hoey from her first fabric line, Sherbet Pips. I’ve been saving it for *just* the right project, and I think this is it. I made this quilt several months ago as a sample for a free motion quilting class I have been teaching. I have been trying to work smarter, not harder, and made the quilt with Maren in mind. I gave it to her at her baby shower this past weekend and am finally sharing the quilt in full here.
I quilted each of the rows in a different free motion pattern on my home machine, and since there is so much going on with the quilting, I decided to keep the quilt itself very simple. I started with Girl on a Swing and went through my fabric stash, added in some neutrals and a few pops of color, did a lot of rearranging, and ended with this layout.
The quilt is happy without being bright, and interesting without being busy. Perfect for my friend and her new baby!