My friend Natalie is having baby boy #4 after a 6 year gap--so needless to say she doesn't have much baby stuff as she gave it all away. I decided to try a little different quilt for her babe. This basic idea comes from the book "Thinking Outside the Block" by Sandi Cummings --again. I think that I really like this book, and I really like that I can check it out from my local library.The chapter on 6" Square-within-a-square blocks is what I wanted to try for her baby quilt.
I also then used Emily's Kidz Quiltz idea to get the size that I wanted. I added a 3" border around the edge. I just love these colors together. Natalie's kids, and mine too, attend a Spanish immersion school and so this green piece of fabric was perfect. One, two, three, uno, dos, tres...red, blue, green, rojo, azul, verde. My fabric store actually had this print in a pink and a yellow version. Unfortunately right now everyone I know is having boys. No pink quilts yet.Then on the back I tried a little Crazy Mom Quilts idea of adding a pieced strip through the backing for some added character.I didn't get brave enough yet to do free motion quilting throughout. But I thought the pattern lended itself easily enough to do a grid on the diagonal. I really like it. And I hope Natalie does too, or I'm taking it back. ;) Got that Natalie!? And maybe she'll feel a little better about not getting that one girl she had hoped for.
This is my front side binding. I've decided that I really like the look of topstitching, even if it isn't necessarily proper quilting etiquette.View of the back side of the binding.