I am excited that I finally got this quilt finished and on my girls’ bed! When I saw this spring line from Aneela Hoey earlier this year I just had to make a quilt for my daughters. The little bunnies and girls reading are just so sweet I couldn’t resist.
When I first started this quilt, I didn’t know what to use for sashing. I had ordered a layer cake and two mini charm packs of Posy and thought I’d make a simple squares quilt with sashing. I wanted to use stash fabrics, so after a lot of hemming and hawing about what solid to use, I ended up going with a pretty gray floral.
The reason I went with the gray floral is because I’ve long admired Susan’s quilts on PatchworknPlay, and tried to channel my inner Suz. If you haven’t seen her quilts before, you should check out her latest finish Ginger Kisses. She has a gift for picking beautiful fabrics together and it’s always a visual treat to see what she’s working on.
The quilt finishes at 70 x 82, which is too big to hang on my clothesline so my husband hung it up sideways!
I had the quilt top pieced for quite a while, not sure how to actually quilt it. I ended up going with the decorative wavy stitch on my Janome in a salmon colored thread. I debated quilting a flower in each of the big squares, but decided against it after it sat around so long, I just wanted to get it finished! Plus, I like how the lack of dense quilting makes this quilt oh-so-soft and comfy to wrap up in!
I pieced the back with leftover fabrics. I just love the way a pieced back looks. The binding is a pretty pink and white striped—can’t go wrong with a striped binding, right?
I was also organized enough this time to add a fabric label to the back.
Have a wonderful weekend!