I received about 30 blocks in the swap so got to work right away to add to my collection. For the quilt to finish at 40"x50" (my daughter's favorite new-baby size) I needed 72 blocks.
The blocks go together very quickly though I did spend lots of time going through my stash and fussy cutting 2 1/2" squares to make them. I loved every minute of it! How cute are some of these Polaroids?
Instead, I made a giraffe from Sew Fresh Quilts Giraffes in a Row pattern and pieced it into a backing. My daughter took monthly photos of her son during his first year on the BB-8 quilt I made for her. She loved watching how he started so tiny and by a year old was almost as big as BB-8! Maybe this new mama will have fun with that, too!
Here's a close up of the gray fabric I pieced the giraffe into. It's got darling little stars and planets on it. The selvage reads "The Little Prince ~ Le Petit Prince". I was not aware that it's a book and the fabric is from the illustrations.
How could I not incorporate it into this new little guy's quilt?
I used a yellow Mini Pearl Bracelets fabric by Lizzy House for the binding. It goes perfectly with that giraffe. I had this in my stash but there's a little left here.
I free motion quilted this with a meandering stipple and used Quilter's Dream Cotton select loft batting. I washed it before gifting and the texture is so cozy!
This was a fun one! Now I'm off to look for "Le Petit Prince"!
I hope you're enjoying October. Thanks for stopping by.