Kristi and Nate (members of my “California family” ) are having a baby boy in June and a few of Kristi’s local friends and I had a shower for her in May! I had been following Kristi’s nursery Pinterest board to see what she might be planning for Baby Gage’s room. I had seen quilts like this floating around the quiltosphere and thought it would fit the bill!
I picked my five colors, cut a bunch of squares, stitched and cut them into HSTs, and laid ‘em out. I had the hubby critique, made a few adjustments, then sewed it all together. The back is pieced, but the few photos I took of it were so washed out, you couldn’t see the cuteness!
I also tried using my walking foot with some straight line quilting – this was my first non-tester project! It’s not perfect, but it works. Man, does quilting take a long time or what?! I can’t imagine FMQ a full-sized quilt, especially on my machine! I think I’ll be sticking with my walking foot and hand work (my favorite!) for a while!