All done and the finished product is just what I had envisioned for a sweet little baby we know. Heads up... this post contains a lot of pictures!
I can say that I truly enjoyed each and every step of this quilt. Sometimes certain steps in the quilt making process can become cumbersome and tedious, but not with this quilt.
I love working with half square triangles (HST) and lots of different, colorful fabrics. Her room colors are turquoise, pink, yellow, and orange. I picked out the fabrics I enjoy the most, which are geometric prints, lots of flowers and roses, and cute little birds.
I am a hand stitcher when it comes to attaching the binding on the back. I started out as a hand quilter and the hand quilter in me gets a little satisfaction that at least one part of the quilt is sewn by hand. If you want to see two quilts I hand quilted... you can find them here (my first post) and here (linen tablecloth quilt).
I quilted a grid pattern throughout the quilt. I didn't plan it that way, it just developed as I quilted along.
I picked diagonal stitching because I didn't want my stitching to interfere with the stripes on the back. The backing stripes run vertically so I chose not to stitch vertically. This isn't a rule, just my own personal preference. If the pattern in the fabric isn't perfectly straight it is going to make your stitching look off. I just avoid that situation all together. Less stress = more fun!
Now I have a question for you. Which do you prefer... making a scrappy quilt or a quilt of one fabric collection? I can honestly say, that I don't know which one I like better. They both make me happy! What about you?
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