I've done it!
I finished my first baby patchwork quilt ever!
It went surprisingly fast. And that may or may not have had to do with the fact that I made almost all of it by machine. I admire when a quilt is actually quilted by hand, but I don't know if I could spend the time I would need to to do this properly.
The top was so fun to piece together. I thought for sure I would be running to the fabric store to buy everything I needed, but I decided to dig through my scraps to see what I had first. I had envisioned a bright red and yellow theme, but with what I had this is what evolved and I absolutely love it.
(I also love that I didn't have to pay for any of it.)
The only pieces I bought were the back and the batting.
Now green? Green? Really?
Well this is how that happened. I've never made a baby quilt before and didn't know what the dimensions should be. So I laid out one of my daughter's blankets and arranged the pieces on top. The blanket happened to be a light green, and the entire time I was laying out the pieces it showed through. I fell in love with it and when I found this bunny print at the store I knew I was sold.
Isn't it adorable?
The technique I used also explains why the quilt is square.... I wasn't planning on it being that way, but being the beginner I am I didn't plan ahead and made too few rows.
But really that's okay, because I didn't buy enough of the bunny print to allow for shrinkage either.
I also desperately need to work on binding corners. If anyone has a simple way to describe how to do this it would be much appreciated!
Wow I have a lot to learn!