My sister-in-law is having a baby girl very, very soon and I was so happy to give her this quilt. I finished it last month but wanted to wait till I'd sent it to her before I shared it here. (Plus, I needed my model back in town to help me take pictures!)
This is a new pattern for me; my earlier baby quilts have been just simple squares. The triangles were definitely a challenge at first, but I love love love the way it all turned out.
I was pretty happy with my fabric selections here; the backing fabric is the only fabric I purchased specifically for this quilt. My stash was (is) definitely getting out of control and it was nice to be able to "shop" from my own closet. I had a hard time choosing a fabric for the back, and in the end, I didn't! I took the quilt top to CityCraft, a fabulous independent quilt shop in Dallas. I wandered around looking but not finding, when the owner Callie pulled a bolt of this crazy print off the shelf and said, "how about this?"
I AM SO GLAD SHE DID THAT. I would never have picked it on my own, but I absolutely love the way it looks. Also, she diagnosed the problems I was having with my sewing machine, which turned my whole day around. I am going to miss CityCraft a lot when we move.
I can't wait to meet little Elizabeth soon!