Here's the last in my recent trifecta of baby quilt finishes:
In case you forgot, I cut these squares last spring when I was stuck on a project and needed something fun to regain some enthusiasm. But then I had a baby and didn't get around to assembling them until now.
I had originally planned to finish this little guy with some orange peel quilting, but after a couple of failed attempts I went with something much simpler, just a three-step zigzag along the seams. Honestly, I really wanted to do some straight line quilting, but I felt like I should try something new. After I finished this quilt I thought about it for awhile and realized that it really is okay for me to prefer straight lines and not feel pressured to fmq just because everyone else is doing it. When I browse through my list of favorites on Flickr and my pinned inspirational quilts, the majority have straight-line quilting. I do think free-motion quilting is fun and I would like to get better at it, but I've accepted that I'm really more of a straight line gal.
For the backing, I just used the remainder of a sheet that I had originally used to make a bedskirt for one of the boys. I think the zigzags look kinda cool on the back and adds a fun texture. I don't really have any plans for this quilt, so it will probably be donated to Project Linus.
And with that comes another check off the Finish-Along list!