I’m a girl and I therefore thoroughly enjoy making baby girl quilts. It’s so easy–all I have to do to ensure cuteness while designing a baby girl quilt is ask myself: what would your little toddler self love if this were her quilt? (I don’t ask what my baby self would love because babies give approximately zero f***s what is on a quilt.)
A former coworker friend of mine is going to be a grandma soon and asked if I would make her new little gal a quilt, so I used it as an opportunity to try out the Picnic Plaid pattern in Anna Graham’s new book, Handmade Style.
I whipped up the top in a night and instantly adored it for its simplicity:
Then this past weekend I set about using the leftover strips I had from the front to make a few extra little cross blocks and incorporate them into an improv backing, along with a panel from Hawthorne Threads’ new Fawn collection which absolutely slayed me the first time I saw it.
(Who knew I’d amassed such an extensive collection of deer fabric?)
I think I’m actually going to call this the front of the quilt instead of the back. My guy said I should make two quilts since I have two cute tops but let’s not get carried away.
I’ve had more time lately to sew and it’s been super nice getting back to my quilting roots–I actually have time for more than just a bunch of little zip pouches! But my next project after this quilt will be sewing up some curtains for the giant window in my happy new sewing space using a lovely blue canvas print from Anna Graham’s new line, Rain Walk, for Cloud9 Fabrics (which designer/manufacturer partnership, by the way, was conceived by fabric angels).
Now off to finish the fawn quilt while watching an episode of Portlandia with the Netflix synopsis of: Peter and Nance prove they’ve “still got it” with an adventure on their newly purchased motorcycles–yes.