I'm not quite sure how this has happened, but I have three finished baby quilts to share. So here's the first:
I made this quilt for some really good friends of ours that are expecting a little boy in April. I'm quite sure that their little guy is going to have a good bit of John Deere in his life so I decided to stick with those colors. Before Roger even knew who the quilt was for, he remarked that he was glad to see me using such a good color scheme.
For the most part, I just used single prints for each block, but there are a few composed of various scraps and I really think those are my favorites. For the quilting, I first went about 1/4" inside each seam of the white. Then, I just made zigzags at random widths, following the path of the blocks. Super easy and quick!
I used one of the newer Denyse Schmidt plaids from JoAnn for the backing, and this navy Joel Dewberry herringbone for the binding. I had a bit of a hard time choosing what color binding I wanted, but I'm on a bit of a navy kick lately. Once I realized that I had enough of this print I went with it, and am so glad that I did.
I think I said earlier that I was inspired by this quilt by The Girl Who Quilts. It is a quick top to put together and zigzags are always fun, right? I know there are about a thousand tutorials out there for various zigzag quilts, but I am considering making one for this. Anyone interested? While that is honestly something I never thought I would do, I have used more than my fair share of free tutorials that generous quilters and sewists have put out there, so I kind of feel like doing one is a way to return the favor. Even if no one uses it. Does that make any sense?
***Linking up with Heather and Megan at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday***