I finished this little beauty!
I’m super excited with how it turned out, and my friend loved it too. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me and how much it means when the person for whom I make a quilt is grateful and excited.
This is my first quilt finish since moving up to the mountain suburbs with my love (ahem–I mean my fiancé [blushes happily]), and some deer showed up right on cue to shake their asses at me while I photographed the fawn quilt.
Also on cue: Layla dog, hating that something else but her is getting attention, ensuring her appearance in at least one photograph.
Our Love Slut respects no personal boundaries. (Credit to Krista B. for the perfect nickname.)
Anyway, I love the way this binding stands out with its little pop of saturated coral but also complements the quilt as a whole. Small-scale prints, especially those with any sort of stripey element, make the best quilt bindings.
I usually use soft backings like flannel or minky for baby quilts but was hell-bent on incorporating that sweet fawn panel into a quilt so I made two pieced sides. Otherwise, soft fabrics are the way to go for babes or cold-weather quilts (hello, Colorado winter! I like chilly weather and am looking forward to its arrival).
Amanda from A Crafty Fox actually just posted about buying Target sheets to use as quilt backs and I enthusiastically second her recommendation–quilts are expensive to make and store-bought blankets or sheets are a great cost-saver for backing (and look just as cute as yardage!).
I made a Christmas quilt ages ago where I just bought a red microfleece blanket from Target and used it to back what is still one of my coziest quilts.
I had a hard time parting with this one but cannot wait for the pictures my friend promised of her soon-to-be granddaughter leaving the hospital wrapped up in this quilt. Couldn’t ask for a better thank you!