This cute little quilt was started in a fit of late night inspiration back in July, but then got lost in summer clothes making and a birthday and then vacation time. My in-laws spoke for it in August, so last week I got down to business and embroidered their friends' baby's name and birthdate on it. It's now sitting with a bow on top, waiting for Christmas.
I really love this quilt. I had kind of a "use it or lose it" attitude when I made it. I cut up a ton of novelty fabrics that I had been saving but had never been incorporated into any other project and just went for it. Nothing is repeated more than twice, and I made two other little bundles of squares for future I Spy quilts.
The back is a super soft Alexander Henry Farmdale print, (another print I'd been saving for no reason), and it's bound in cotton gingham. When I embroider names on quilts I like to hide it a bit, so this time I did it in black like the bees antennae. I always loved how some painters hid messages in their paintings, so I guess this is my version.
I hope the recipients like it as much as I do!
Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts...