If posting about a finished quilt three months after I finish it is somehow wrong...well, then I just don't want to be right.
Back in March, my nephew Vaughn, turned one. Ben made him a beautiful, cherry wood toy box, and I wanted to make him a small quilt to go along with it. I had picked up this Riley Blake fabric earlier in the year, but at the time, I had no idea what to do with it. It was just too cute to pass up.
It's certainly nothing fancy. Strip quilts are about my least favorite kind of quilt--they seem like such a cop out, but I just really wanted to make something so that the fabric would really show. There's a couple of big prints in the bunch, and I wanted to make sure that Vaughn could really pick out the cars. So, strip quilt it was.
The one thing I was please about was my second real attempt at free motion quilting. It's still not perfect, by any means, but I think I did even better than on my Log Cabins In the Snow quilt. It felt more natural while I was sewing it, and I certainly wasn't as stressed out about making mistakes this time. It makes the whole process a lot more enjoyable.