This is one of my favorite finishes ever. I am often loathe to start paper-piecing projects. They are such hard work. But I fell in love with this pattern by @jeliquits on instragram.
I bought a layer cake and a charm pack of Kona solids and spent an hour identifying the colors to use. (I wanted this to be a gender neutral quilt so I avoided pinks – which is too bad because it ended up going to a baby girl, but oh well….) I am not really of fan of solids – there are so many fun patterned fabrics out there. For me, most of the fun is the fun fabrics.
But in the past few months I have been moving from crazy prints to blenders to most of my last few projects relied heavily on solids.
The inner border is a cool print by Katarina Rocella in her Indelible collection.
I did a very dense woodgrain quilting pattern (I think this is the third or fourth time I have finished a quilt this way). I do love it – because of the end product and the fun of the process.
I made the border extra wide using a blue Carolyn Friedlander print that is also one of the few patterned fabrics in the center bit. I backed the quilt with this sweet Tula print from her Bumble collection. So soft and sweet for a baby quilt.
I delivered this quilt to work too late. The recipient started her maternity leave the day I got it there. It will be waiting for her when she returns.
Linking up with Finish It Friday. Woot