We've enjoyed lots of special visits with dear family and friends recently - a precious wedding, celebrating a new house, a potluck reunion on a lawn with old friends, walks and playdates and water adventures and more - all kicking our summer off to a most lovely start.
There's another big family event coming soon - "Nibbler," my little neice or nephew, is due in July - and we are all beside ourselves with excitement. I knew I wanted to make a special little quilt for the newest family member, and dreamed up this idea while I was teaching an improv class earlier this spring.
I went with a giant stitch-and-flip project, with each white block measuring 9 inches. The final quilt measures about 33" square.
I love that it looks like just one quilt square! I've seen a few other quilts that have taken traditional patterns and enlarged them, but this is my first time trying. It won't be my last. I am thrilled with how it turned out!
The back is a VERY light green-polka-dot-on-white (that barely shows up unless you're looking for it).
And the quilting - well, I tried something new. It certainly came together quickly - just up and down loops across each block, with the opposite direction in each colored triangle. This was a fun one!
Alright, Nibbler - we can't wait to meet you!