This is a very special finish. It is the first quilt I will give to my first grandchild. She already has one quilt that I made, but that quilt was made as a general baby quilt before I ever even knew she was on her way. Actually, this quilt is born from the scraps of a quilt I made for my sister-in-law. When I saw I had scraps, lots of scraps in bright girly prints and colors, I just knew I had to turn them into a quilt for Amelia.
The original quilt used a jelly roll of Brighten Up, a fabric collection by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda. The leftovers cut up nicely into 2 1/2 squares. Paired with white squares, this turned out extra bright and fun.
The quilting is a simple cross hatch through all the white squares. It surprised me how quickly this quilted up.
And this is the first quilt I have made with a flannel back. I love love the feel of it. It will be perfect for playing on and snuggling under.
The binding is a solid purple and was completely machine stitched into place.
This quilt finished at about 38 inches by 54 inches.
The butterflies that are the focus for this fabric collection are super sweet.
I also added some complementary solids to the mix of prints. Not to many. Just enough to give your eye a place to stop every now and then.
I can't wait to gift this quilt to the sweetest baby girl I know.
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