This past weekend my sewing machine and I spent some quality time turning this fabric:
into this quilt top:
This is a commissioned baby quilt for two co-workers of mine. Their requests were that I use blues and browns, and that mom wasn't into cutesy nursery prints, telling me they decorated the nursery "preppy". Check, check and check. I rummaged through my stash and pulled about 9 different prints, throwing in a little green, because just blue and brown wasn't really doing it for me.
This quilt is based on the Garden Fence block designed by Cynthia of Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I think this was the perfect pattern to use for this quilt: clean, fresh and simple. It pieced together so nicely. It's piecing like this that really show me how far I've come in my 1/4" seam accuracy. I always think back to my very first quilt I made, I remember being so confident that I did everything perfectly...and then went to piece the blocks together, and everything was off by almost 1/2". Argh. Needless to say, this was close to spot on. I'm now caught up on my Bravo and E! reality television series while I chain pieced like a champ.
I'm hoping to finish this up soon, seeing as baby Rocco was born last Thursday, I'm sure he's anxiously awaiting his new quilt :-)