The first of two baby quilts I have been working on is finally finished! It is for a sweet little baby boy named Benjamin. The next will be for a gorgeous little girl named Cassidy. I am looking forward to Cassidy’s quilt, it is all green and white polka dots and cute little owls... But before I get sidetracked, Benjamin’s quilt is made from a long discontinued Moda fabric line called Johnny and Buck. I picked up a couple charm packs from Fat Quarter Shop years ago and have save them for just the right little boy. I know cowboys and indians aren’t really politically correct these days, but I still find the fabrics quite precious.
I paired the charm squares with a light tan quilting cotton. It was really pretty simple since all the squares were already cut for me. All I had to do was cut the solids strips with my rotary cutter (love that tool). I used the same light tan quilting cotton for the back.
When it came down to binding the quilt, I really had something else in mind. I waited till I had the quilt top finished, sandwiched and quilted before I bought binding fabric. I was envisioning some sort of pattern. Maybe a blue or a red mini dot or check. Problem was I chose to go to Hancock Fabrics because it was on my errand route. Bad choice. They really had nothing to choose from and since I didn’t want to run all around out of my way I settled on a coordinating brown. Now that I look at it all finished, I like it, but it just wasn’t what I pictured in my mind.
I tied the centers of the patchwork squares with embroidery thread for a little added detail.
You know what my favorite part of quilting is? When you are all done and you throw it in the washer and dryer. I love when it comes out all warm and crinkly. One of those simple, perfect moments.