The first, of what I hope will be many, handmade Christmas presents is done! Whew! I love how this quilt turned out, I was inspired by this quilt. I wasn’t comfortable going as wonky as that quilt though so other than the centers of the squares everything is straight lines and 90 degree angles.
When I first sewed the gray border on I was really uncertain how it would all work but by using the gray and blue border fabric and a variegated yellow thread for the quilting it all comes together nicely.
I skipped the batting and used a thick fleece as the backing. Lately I’ve been backing all my baby quilts with fleece because it’s so easy and so soft. I think the overall look is sophisticated but child friendly and will hopefully be used for many years.