I have to tell you, this was the project that I needed right now. Having an excuse to sit down on the couch every night has been such a relief. I am not the best hand quilter out there (by far!), but I see many more hand quilting projects in my future.
This quilt top has been finished for a couple weeks and I started right in on the hand quilting. And once I was done, I went back and made the quilting twice as dense because I wasn't done having an excuse to sit on the couch.
The pattern is from Jen Kingwell's amazing book Quilt Lovely and the colors were inspired by a stack of fabric that I ordered from Lark Cottons. My favorite print is actually on the back. It is a Lisa Congdon voile and it is light and soft.
My goal was to make this quilt as lightweight and drapey as possible, while still having it be warm and cuddly. The voile on the back helped with that and so did the hand quilting, but I also used Quilter's Dream bamboo batting for the first time and I am in LOVE! It is a little fluffier than cotton, but very lightweight. I will definitely be using it again.
So now I only have about a zillion things left to do before the baby is born. But at least his quilt is done :)