This past Saturday, I went to a baby shower for a girl in my church. I wanted to make her a baby quilt, but I don't know her very well, so I wasn't sure what to do. Oh yeah, her and her husband have decided not to find out the sex of the baby, so whatever I was going to make had to be gender neutral, but it also had to be cool, because this couple is really cool! I feel totally uncool for saying that, but it's true!
At first, I thought about making a quilt out of scraps I had, but as I started pulling them, I just wasn't feeling it. I kept thinking about the Echino glasses and camera fabric (I'm really on an Echino kick lately), and I thought it seemed like "them." Normally, I wouldn't have thought of those fabrics for a baby quilt, but a while back, I had seen this picture on Flickr of a baby quilt using Echino, and I thought it was a brilliant idea!
So, a week ago Monday, I went to Momen+ (they're gonna miss me when I'm gone, I think), and got all the fabric I needed - the glasses, the cameras, and solids. Started cutting and piecing Monday and Tuesday, and spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday quilting and binding it.
I love the back! I just used scraps of what I had cut from the front.
As far as the quilting goes, I went back and forth with how to do it. At first, I thought I would just do vertical straight lines. Then I changed it to horizontal straight lines. Then I thought I would do diagonal lines in the corner blocks, vertical lines in the middle top and bottom blocks, horizontal in the middle side blocks, and a concentric square in the middle middle block. Then I kept that idea, but changed the middle middle block to be an X with echo quilting. Whew! Does anyone else change their mind as much as I do?
Here's a few closer up pictures of the quilting...
Oh, and after i did the binding, I realized that I made a small oopsie (did I just say that?) - you can see some of the print from the selvedge. Oopsie! Obviously, I didn't care enough to fix it.
I'm super happy with how it came out, and the mom-to-be seemed to really like it. Strangely enough, she got a stuffed giraffe from someone else that almost exactly matched the colors in this quilt! Funny how those things work sometimes.
Edited: I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday on Canoe Ridge Creations!