This seems to be a bit of a baby boom year among my friends. I had 4 friends that had baby's within a few weeks of when August was born, and there are several more due before the end of the year. I would love to make quilts for all of them, but I need times to do things like sleep and do the laundry so it isn't really possible ;)
But I have a friend who is having a baby boy and who has a son in my son's kindergarten class, and I thought would really appreciate something handmade. So last week I started to pull out some blue and teal and black and white and brown scraps and put them together.
I wanted to do a postage stamp quilt, but I wanted to add a little structure to the scrappiness so I arranged the darker squares in plus signs with low volume squares between them.
Initially I wasn't even going to share this quilt because it is pretty basic and while it makes my heart happy, it's not really anything new. But I did want to share the fabric that I used on the back which is Robert Kaufman 1" Carolina Gingham. It is wonderfully soft and I absolutely love it as a quilt back.
I also did one other thing differently on this quilt: I cut my binding strips to 2.75" strips. It didn't make a huge difference, but I enjoyed the change and I think I might play around with even wider binding in the future.
Thank you so much for your support on my last post. I hope no one got the impression that I was negative towards people who sell their quilts, because I'm not, I think it's great! All I wanted to get across is that we all have our own feelings and intentions and goals with quilting and we should respect and understand that there is more than money to gain.