Another cousin of mine (S, sister of E) is having a baby in the spring and she wants the sex of the baby to be a surprise as well. I’m starting to notice a trend. Anyway, S is having a baby and I am very excited for her. I knew right away that I would make a quilt and as I was thinking about what to do, I happened upon this post from Film in the Fridge (see the links sidebar). I thought the It’s a Hoot (I love MoMo) fabrics were perfect for a baby quilt, so I ordered a couple of charm packs, as well as a charm pack of Robert Kaufman solids from Fat Quarter Shop. I then ordered some new minky fabric from Hawthorne Threads. I laid everything out on the floor, got rid of the pink It’s a Hoot charms to make it more unisex, added some solids, and I was ready to sew. This quilt took me two evenings (probably about 5 hours, including breaks).
The first night, I finished off the quilt top, with the addition of a Circa 50 border:
The second night, I added the minky backing. I sewed the quilt up inside out, turned it right side out and sewed a border, then sewed around 4 of the squares to keep everything in place. It took very little time and I think it turned out pretty well. Very colourful and cheery! Sorry for the picture quality. I’m having a low light situation.