I was very excited to make a baby quilt for a friend of mine who is having a baby boy (her shower is today! and I have been waiting to share for what feels like so long). She decided to decorate her nursery with orange and aqua so I started there with my fabric search and ended up selecting a Fabricworm bundle of Jay Cyn organic fabrics that mixed the woodland creatures and chevrons in orange, aqua, and other pretty soft shades. The fabric felt soothing and cute – perfect. It took me a while to figure out the pattern I wanted to use to showcase some of the cute fabrics and ultimately I ended up a square in a square.
I thought I was going to make each square the same so I started with the white border, but then I didn’t do that. I didn’t have a plan then, but just kept laying out all the squares on my bed and moving them around as I went.
I was aiming to separate the outer patterns so that two bark fabrics were not next to each other, but also alternate the inside squares so two elk centers were not next to each other. I think I was successful.
I backed with Minky Dot in yellow and then quilted a grid around the squares with white, orange, and blue thread. That was not my favorite with the Minky, but it went a little faster than expected – bonus.
I just love the final product! I hope Kate, Steve, and baby do, too.
It doesn’t scream orange/aqua but it will complement everything (hopefully) really well and bonus it is super cuddly thanks to the Minky backing.
Happy Labor Day weekend!