This one is one of those quilts that just feels right for me, it's the one quilt out of every ten that makes me feel like I'm making the quilts that I want to be making! Make sense? Mostly I don't dislike the quilts I make, but often there's some little thing that feels flawed to me, whether it's construction or design. Or maybe I just don't feel that connection with it, because it's not completely 'me.'
This one is me, though. I wish I could figure out the formula, and only make these favorite quilts and cut the rest! Doesn't seem to work. It's just one of those things. Sometimes I don't know if I'll like it till I pull it out of the dryer. Often the first washing of a quilt turns it from a flat object to a piece with soul.
Anyways, enough on that! This little quilt was made completely with strips from my scraps. The center red squares are 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches. All the strips going around are 1 1/2 inches as well. No wonky or improv on this quilt! This is an old fashioned log cabin block!
Combining the hand quilting with a Kaffe Fasset shot cotton on the back, (color is called Steel and you can buy it here) makes for a veeeeery soft little quilt!
The border on the front is a Moda Grunge print, although I don't know which color it is. Talking a bit of simple design here, I think this border is very important. For such a small quilt, these four big diamonds could be overpowering. While I was making them, I wasn't sure they were going to look right for a baby quilt. Adding the border made all the difference. (and I needed it for size anyway, since the quilt was too small without it)
Sometimes you can make a quilt look better by leaving off a border, but sometimes it's just what the design needs to breathe a bit.