This little quilt is for my cousin’s new baby (as yet unborn and almost a week overdue). This is their second girl, and I’m hoping I have the chance to make a nice personalized label for it, but they don’t yet have a name picked out, so that will have to wait. The plan is to hand-embroider her name on the front, but that may or may not happen depending on time. I plan to take it to them in the hospital.
I found this fabric at Hobby Lobby, and even though I had plenty to choose from in my stash, I went ahead and bought it (it’s a sickness, really). I loved the colors, and her room is pink and brown (reused from their first girl), but this adds a few other colors into the mix, too, so while it coordinates, it’s also different for a new baby.
I used a whirligig tutorial from a couple different sources and then basically did my own. Both tutorials suggested making a set pattern for the whirligig, but I just cut a square and then whacked it in half wonky-style. They’re similar, but not exactly the same. It worked quite well, though, and was way easier and faster than using a template for all of them.
For the back, I pieced some scraps together for interest, and since the fabric at Hobby Lobby is so cheap (in price, not in quality, in my opinion!), I decided to go for a coordinating printed back. I used a bias-cut stripe for the binding, and I think it all turned out quite cute.