Happy Friday, and happy BABY to my cousin! She's expecting a baby girl in October, her first, and I can't wait!
This cousin has a few other quilts of mine. If you've been reading this blog a really long time you might remember the Harley T-shirt memory quilt and the jumpsuit Pockets quilts I made from her father's clothes. The pockets quilt was a kid quilt, and at the time she hadn't even met the man she eventually married. I made it thinking of future kids, and now one is almost here!
This quilt is made from the same tall nine-patch block that was the May Covered in Love block drive, just in a different color scheme. These gorgeous colors with a subtle nautical theme are what my cousin has chosen for the nursery. I quilted the top and batting with a stipple before adding the backing and ruffle. I used the pre-folded sating edging and pleated it on, then attached the minky back pillowcase-style.
I top stitched all around the edge to anchor the ruffle and keep everything crisp. Because I knew the top would shrink and the minky wouldn't I deliberately made the minky a bit small and didn't add tacking stitches to hold all three layers together until after the first wash.
I was using minky remnants and had to piece together two to make it big enough. This turned out to be a happy accident because blue and white are the colors of the baby's father's beloved baseball team.
The quilt, along with some bibs and a lovie, has already been sent to its new home, now we're just waiting for a baby!
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday
PS- If you are looking for the June Covered in Love block drive you can find it right here!