I know I said we have too many quilts, and it’s true, but as I was hunting around for something in my ‘unfinished projects bin’ I stumbled across this quilt top and knew immediately that I was going to have to quilt and bind it to finish the darn thing. And, I’m so pleased I did.
I love, love, love how it turned out. I implore you, who can resist a fun zigzag? no one, that is who. plus, look at those cute picnic-y prints!
the quilt pattern is based of this wonderful tutorial from a quilt is nice. it’s really a wonderful quilt pattern and her instructions are very clear. I would have followed it more closely but a) I’m not always good at (ahem) exactly following instructions and b) I didn’t have as much fabric as she uses in the tutorial. so, I improvised in a few small ways. basically, mine is just smaller. it’s not nearly as dramatic as I’m making it sound.
to make the quilt top I used bit and pieces from my fabric scraps and in the process got to rescue some of the last pieces of fabric that I love…like the little heather ross fishes (!) and some delicate and soft japanese prints I got at spool a long time ago. even for the binding I used different bits of scrap in solid colors from previous projects. and the quilt backing is from some of the fabric my grandma gave me.
I’m really seriously considering giving this away as a baby gift to a couple that really, really put a lot of love (and patience and hand-wringing) into bringing a bouncing boy into the world. but, oh man, I’m not sure I can part with it! is that terrible? we have absolutely no need for a quilt this size…we have tons of them! but…my little fishes! ugh.
plus, look at how much fun this guy can have with it!