Another baby to welcome! The new mama is the daughter of a friend…and my daughter’s friend. I love when it works out that way!
I used my Tri Recs ruler and bright solids to make 3” blocks then grouped them together pointing different ways. I didn’t want to create any patterns here and I love how some of them turned into arrows or diamonds - and some didn't. The gray background is the popular Essex yarn dyed linen-cotton blend. I love that it gets softer and softer with each wash.
I quilted it with these varied “organic” straight line blocks. I tried hard to not let the quilted blocks line up with the colorful pieced blocks. Then I switched to monofilament thread and stitched in the ditch outlining each of the colored triangles.
I had not originally intended to use the ultra thin Quilter’s Dream Cotton request loft batting but ultimately glad I did. This quilt finished up being very lightweight - easy for Baby to drag around as it gets older. The back is an Ed Emberley organic cotton print by Cloud 9 that I had in my stash. (Still available here.)
No wrapping was requested so this one is just rolled & ribboned and ready for gifting.
(And yes, I washed it after photographing!)
I’ll be linking up with Let’s Bee Social.
Have a great week!