I made this baby quilt for a cousin who is expecting a baby girl. This time I was really on the ball and gifted it before the little one arrived! Weird huh? So no names or initials were incorporated into this one. I wanted to try something different than my normal scrappy baby quilt go-to. (like this one, or this one, these two, or even this one for example.) I was inspired by Vanessa Christensen's Ombre Dutchman quilt. So I made my 10 inch improv-pieced blocks into large HST units and squared them up to 9.5 inches. Then I laid them out into a flying geese block. I really like how it turned out!
I don't know if you can tell this in the pictures, but I used a bright pink thread throughout the quilt. Using a contrasting thread is pretty uncommon for me, but thought this would be a good candidate to try it out on. Might as well keep going with the trying something different theme.
I quilted swirls in the white and a different design in each colored geese blocks.
Yep, I'll definitely be doing this method again. Because sometimes sashings are a drag to make. It will be fun to try out different HST blocks.
The back I admit is pretty ugly! I had some random strips I wanted to use up since most of them don't really go with the rest of my stash. So the back is pretty...uh...interesting :)