This 33 inch, square quilt was created with a charm pack line called Calico Candies by Michele D'Amore. I thought the colors and old-fashioned prints would stand the test of time and were dainty and charming. The border is yardage from the same fabric line. I didn't take a photo of the back because it's yellow flannel -- nothing too special.
I followed a baby quilt tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company (Love Jenny Doan!) that was really easy. Once I finished the quilt top, it sat in the closet for quite a while so that I could think about how to finish it up. I toyed with having someone else do the quilting for me in a swirly/stippled pattern. I toyed with learning how to free-motion quilt myself. I spent a lot of time on the Internet researching and learning. Eventually, I decided to handle it myself and go for a linear, modern look. I bought a walking foot on eBay and gave it a go -- straight line quilting is fun but hard work and time consuming! Then came the hardest part -- binding. My binding is pretty messed up, I'll admit. I tried a machine binding technique that may have been above my head; my corners look pretty lousy. But the whole process from start to finish was meant to help me learn about quilting....and have something cute to pass onto Baby Girl.
So, will I make another quilt? Funny, you should ask. Last week I purchased a layer cake of Christmas fabric (see here). I've always wanted to make a Christmas quilt that we could snuggle under as a family during the Christmas season (Yeah, we don't really have cold weather in Los Angeles for TRUE snuggling but it's a nice tradition just the same). It'll probably be about the size of a lap quilt; I don't think I'll ever had the patience or skill for a large quilt. Baby quilts, wall hangings, and table runners are perfect for someone like me with a short attention span. I'd start working on it now, but oops, I'm having a baby soon. Guess I'll begin working on it during late night feedings??