This time around I am showing another baby quilt. That's the majority of what I make. (I work better on a deadline and a smaller scale.) Some friend's were having a baby girl earlier this year. They had a brown and green nature scheme for the nursery. I try to make the quilt match room colors when possible. It gives me a place to go from. I have found that if I do not have something to start with I become paralyzed with indecision.
I had been wanting to try a coin quilt for awhile so I hopped over to the Moda Bake Shop. I love AmandaJean's tutorial and used most of her fabric requirements and measurements as a guideline and went from there. I did not start with charm squares. Here are the fabrics laid out after digging through my stash.
I loved making this quilt. It went together very quickly. I think it took me a few days from start to finish. Which is great because I waited until the week of the shower to make it. (Click on the picture to see it larger. I can only fit small pics on my layout.)
I quilted it in waves from one corner to another. I really didn't want to use free motion stippling allover. The straight lines seem to need something else. I also didn't want just straight line quilting. I needed something a bit faster... I had seen something similar to this on Flickr somewhere. Oh, I found it here. I love that quilt!
(Click on it to make it larger)
Everything except the brown sashing was from stash which I loved even more! I used some of my vintage fabrics that I got from my Gran's and Great Gran's stash. (My Aunt gifted me 2 rubbermaid totes of their fabrics last year.) They are both passed away so I loved being able to use it. Two of the greens below are from them. This is a close up of the front.
A close up of the back.
The binding fabric was cut on the bias specifically so I would get the "candy cane" stripe look. I really like that on bindings.
Funny side note: I added a label because the parent's were sure of the baby's name before she was born. So three weeks later, she's born and they named her something else! I keep trying to get the quilt back from them to replace the label but they do not want to give it up. I suppose that's a good thing, right?
Okay so now that you are done here go visit Amy's Creative side and check out the other hundreds(!) of quilts posted.