So here's the fundamental problem I face with sewing.
Here's the kind of fabric I love:
But here's the kind of fabric I actually use in my sewing.
I found the black fabric on a fabric shop detour during a vacation with my folks, and knew immediately it was the kind of fabric that would be super useful in my sewing. The shop owner asked what I would use it for, and seemed a little skeptical when I said it was for a baby quilt.
But I think that the final product reads more as "baby quilt" than most of the baby quilts I have made.
The color scheme is inspired by the backing fabric, the design is a play on a charm squares design, but with sewn stripes, half square triangles, and hourglass blocks mixed in.
The backing fabric is a fun plaid from Rainbow Gardens by Prints Charming, another piece I picked up for just a few bucks a yard.
Quilted with a grid pattern with a red polka dot binding.
I'm pretty happy with the design and the final product. Hopefully the recipients like it too!