Two quilts have consumed my life this year, but I decided to enter this baby quilt that I recently designed and made into a pattern. It's actually big enough to grow into toddler-hood, or to be made into a throw/lap quilt for a man in your life who is a handyman/crafty type. (Apologies to anyone who is sick of this quilt by now.) ;)
With the exception of the borders and backing, I used all fabrics from my stash, in polka dots, checks, a couple of robot prints and one plaid.
It was lots of fun watching it come together just as I'd imagined it.
I loved using some of the ric-rac that had just been gathering dust for the drill bit..
And since I prefer brights and dots, sewing it up was even more fun..
Here is the top before Pat Roche's magic quilting..
..and the fun backing I found at my local craft store in the perfect colors.. very little boyish.
And after Pat's quilting.. she did some really, really fun things with it.. I love swirls!
And what she did with the screws and the borders was so cool.
I swooned when I saw the little tools in the border! There is a hammer, a wrench, a nail, and a saw.
It was a really fun project! Thanks for listening to me ramble on about it one more time! I can't wait to see all the quilts over at the Bloggers' Quilt Festival!
Have a great weekend!