This finish is number two of the four quilts I hope to finish before Fava arrives. (Next on the docket is Fava's quilt because it might be good to actually get that done before the kidlet makes his grand appearance. Wish me luck.)
I didn't take many photos of this bad boy because I kinda nothing it. The fabrics had been intended for a friend's baby quilt that I made sometime last year, but no ideas struck when it came to actually using the fabric, so I tucked it into stash, and I made another quilt instead.
My goal is to make at least three baby quilts for Project Linus this year, and this is quilt number two. I hope to get it delivered some time next week.
The quilting is simple--straight lines on the diagonal--and I chose to use white thread. As for binding and backing, I'm a little grumpy about them. I had no idea what kind of backing to use, so I thought a solid would be most appropriate. I picked a blue that coordinated with the front prints. Then, I did something I thought I would never do--I picked a white fabric (and solid, at that) for binding a baby quilt. Maybe it was a crazy idea, but I couldn't find a proper gray, and I had no other ideas. I matched the white to the front fabrics and thought nothing more on it.
Fast forward several weeks (months?) and I pulled out the intended backing and binding, only to find out that in the poor quality lighting of the store, they'd both appeared to match the front, but in natural light, they didn't actually match. For the backing, it's no big deal. They're close, and it doesn't matter too much since it's the back. But the binding? Wow. It's shockingly white against the creamier background of the giraffe print.
It looks a little funny. But by the time I figured it all out, I had already prepared the binding and didn't have any white in my stash that did coordinate, so the bright white binding was sewn on to the quilt.
But, since that white binding will probably get grimy in about three point two seconds, maybe it's not a big deal?
This quilt came together quickly, and to be honest, I'm glad to have it done. It was nice to use almost forgotten fabrics, and my oldest and I have been piecing the remaining scraps together for our own project. (OMG, it is ridiculously adorable sewing with my four-year-old. He's so excited and proud and sweet and kinda bossy when it comes to fabric placement if truth be told. LOVE it. But more on that when I actually have something to show.)
I'm linking up today with TGIFF, hosted this week by Sew Fresh Quilts. Oh, and did I mention this finish is from my Q2 FAL 2014 list? Because it totally is.