Thoughts on Squares
When I make a quilt like this, with it's simple squares, the fun is all about fabric choices. I love this simple and timeless design. You're never going to have a flop with this pattern!
And sometimes, especially for a baby quilt, you don't want some intricate, amazing, piecing. You just want something snuggly and homemade.
I had a lot of fun picking out the fabrics for this one. I'm trying to talk about the process of this quilt which all took place at least a month ago, so I forget a few things... I somehow can't remember which were the fabrics I started with on this one, but I usually start out with about 5 or 6 fabrics, and think maybe this time I'll stick with less and make it more planned and less scrappy. But I usually throw caution to the wind and start adding a bunch more fabrics.
I read once, I think it was on Anna Maria Horner's blog about the concept of choosing colors by dismissing the color or colors that you were NOT using. I didn't think about that as I was pulling out fabrics for this quilt, but once it was together, I started thinking about it.
Somehow, I imagined that this quilt had quite a controlled color scheme, (at least compared to this!) but when I really looked at it, I realized it had every color in the spectrum but purple.
Just an interesting tidbit, but I may think of it in the future.
And finally, my all time favorite fabric used for binding, Checker in Yellow designed by Early Bird for Cosmo Cricket. I seriously LOVE this one. It's just a great color with a great hand-drawn looking grid design.