This quilt made a journey to meet its new owner last week. Hope it likes being drooled on and snuggled!
The feature fabric—Menagerie—is perfect for a baby quilt. I’ve read bold black and white graphics stimulate infants’ brains. I bought it here. The design is just made up by me to use up some extra 2.5” squares.
After struggling for a long time to pick fabrics for my quilts, I limited myself to blue, green, red, yellow, black & white and then added in gray (presumably to give the eye somewhere to “rest,” but I’m not sure the gray really does that?). Usually I just go all-out and pick anything I think looks good, but placing the limitation on color made a big difference and kept the quilt ordered yet scrappy.
This is the first time (ever!) that I’ve used a solid fabric for the binding. I’m not afraid to use solid-colored binding anymore with my machine binding technique. I was afraid a lot of imperfections would be more visible, but that was not the case.
The backing is a bold black and white Pezzy print that I think was called something like Peas and Carrots by American Jane for Moda. It was the perfect coordinate for the back of this quilt.
I had so much fun making this quilt that I made two more quilt tops for 100 Quilts for Kids. Katie at SwimBikeQuilt just announced this year’s charity drive here. Check out the button on my sidebar and make a quilt for a kid who would love one!