I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve updated on here. So much has been going on, which I’ll definitely blog about, but the biggest project lately has been another baby quilt.
My cousin and his wife are expecting their first baby and since they’re waiting to find out the gender, I had to make the quilt for either gender. I can’t tell you how hard it is to find unisex. I know green/yellow, but I wanted to find a cute print to feature on the quilt that screamed “baby”.
I found a few, but ultimately, I went with Michael Miller’s Zoology in Lagoon. Sadly, this line has been discontinued, from what I could see, but I found an Etsy seller who carried the fabric. Another reason why I love Etsy! I also purchased some Hoopla Dot in Lagoon, to add to the quilt and also to bind the quilt with. It worked out perfectly.
I will admit, this is not your standard pastel quilt. I went a little bold here, because I thought it would look a little more fun, and I didn’t want this to look like any ordinary baby quilt. You might recognize the pattern, since I used it before for a baby girl (it’s from Oh, Fransson!).
This time, I cut my own charm pack using the Go! Baby cutter that I splurged on. They have the perfect charm pack sized die.
The rest of the fabrics were purchased at Hancock Fabrics. I wasn’t quite comfortable with ordering online, since I wanted to make sure the colors were pretty similar to the colors in the Zoology fabric, and I think I did pretty well here. Bundling fabrics together isn’t my strong point, but I’m learning.
The back of the quilt is fairly simple. I really loved this gray polka dot fabric, so I wanted to make it the backing fabric, but I also wanted to once again feature the super cute Zoology fabric. Gosh, I love that print!
I also tried something new….machine binding. I had a few hiccups here and there (ahh…learning curve), but I definitely think I’ll bind my quilts this way from now on. It’s a lot quicker this way, and it doesn’t really look that bad on the front side of the fabric. I read multiple tutorials on blogs to get an idea of what I was doing, so if you’re interested in machine quilting, just check out the tutorials out there!