It’s Friday! And I have a finish I’ve been sitting on for awhile (not literally though). It’s a baby blanket, and I wanted to gift it before I shared, just in case she found her way to this little space of the internet.
I started with a few prints from Sweet as Honey, from, of course you guessed it, Franklin Mill. Then I filled in with my stash (and a few purchases too). The rest of the fabrics are from Bluebird Park, S’more Love, and a random script print that I remember nothing about. The solid is a Free Spirit, Citrine I think.
I went with triangles, because, well, I didn’t really have a reason. Just did. I was going to do just two rows with the solid on either side, but hubs didn’t think that looked awesome enough and suggested adding the scattered ones top and bottom.
I thought woodgrain would be a fun texture to try – and since it was a baby blanket too cutesy wasn’t an issue. I did use two layers of batting (Pellon’s Nature Touch) so there’s a 1/2″ of loft. Might be a little much on an adult size blanket, but it made it gloriously squishy.
I bound it using Wasn’t Quilt in a Day’s amazing tutorial. Seriously, if you think you hate machine binding, give this one a chance. So quick and easy, and perfect. Even when you forget to enlarge the binding because you have two layers of batting.
Overall, I think it was received well. Lots of ooooh’s and awwwww’s.
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish it Friday!