I have been trying to get around to sharing this quilt with you guys for what, almost 3 months now? I remember sewing on the binding in the days right before I had Jill. But obviously life with a new baby means things don't necessarily happen in a timely manner. But once again, Blogger's Quilt Festival lit the proverbial fire and I got to it. Pictures are less than stellar, but here it is, the quilt I made my sweet little Jill...
Zigzag quilts have always been one of my favorite designs, but I was hesitant to make one. I know there are a few different ways to achieve the look, but for some reason mine needed to be made with HSTs. I hate trimming HSTs, but was willing to put up with it since this was for such a special person.
I'm generally not a fan of overly girly color schemes, so Jill's room and quilt are built around yellow, pink, coral, and orange. I had so much fun choosing fabrics for this project!
Getting the top finished actually didn't take long at all. Making big HSTs is a lot more fun than small ones! Once I had the top done, I pieced the back out of two Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannels, but then it sat for probably a month. By that time my belly was getting pretty big and I had no desire to crawl around and baste this thing! Mom to the rescue once again. She came to stay with us a few days before I had Jill so she could help me finish a few projects. Once she got it basted, I just straight line quilted about 1/4" from the seams.
I almost always machine-bind my quilts now, but I just had to bind this one by hand. It was nice to just relax in my chair and think about my sweet girl while I stitched.
Finished quilt measures 48"x64"
Pieced and Quilted by me
Fabrics: various Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets and Jewels, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air, Bonnie & Camille's Ruby, Heather Bailey Swirly Buds, Khristian Howell Woodlands, RK Modern Whimsy
Backing: AMH Folksy Flannels
Binding: Apple of My Eye Herringbone in Yellow
Best Category: Baby Quilts