I finally finished the quilt I started back in February. It’s nothing worth framing but I know the baby I have (and babies I hope to have in the future will) think it’s worth all the effort I put in. All the pretty patterns and colours to stare at and all the textured stitches so fun to touch. I love that it also reminds me of my childhood book.
I dragged Aidan out onto the lawn for a little mini “I’m proud of my efforts” photoshoot. It was nice to be outside in the sunshine and watch my son roll, crawl and chase the ball about. Couldn’t wipe the smile off my face to be perfectly honest.
Here is the quilt in all it’s glory… I’m really happy with the colours and the overall layout. I used the blue and white polkadot fabric as the backing and binding. My feature fabric (lots of squares and border made from it) is really lovely, perfect and worth the extra few dollars. I haven’t done any close up shots because some of the squares didn’t line up and I think it looks better from far away lol. Aidan has already made a few stains and I couldn’t care less… better on the quilt than my beige carpet.
I’m happy to say I never want to make a quilt ever again. I’m glad I chose unisex colours and I don’t plan on giving it to Aidan when he’s older, I’ll keep it forever and always. A personal reminder of all those special baby powder smelling moments and when I’m old and the kids have shoved me in a home I’ll use it as a lap blanket for when I’m propped up in a chair doing another find-a-word puzzle… I hate crosswords.