When I first posted about this quilt, I affectionately dubbed it the "trial quilt" since it was, in fact, a trial run for the quilt I made for my adorable little niece. It sat with about 12 inches of binding unstitched for over a month, but I finally finished it up on our trip to Ontario.
Since the backdrop looking over Lake Erie is so pretty, I figured I should take some photos there to show it off. Unfortunately, the lighting was a bit off since I took them a bit too soon after sunrise. It was freezing and Shawn and I were antsy to make our snowy drive home.
The pattern is my own - using 8 prints in various sizes of squares and rectangles. While reorganizing my fabric I realized I have a large stack of pink prints and have never made a pink quilt! I chose these prints to remedy that situation. I still think I need to make about 10 more pink quilts to reflect the amount of pink in my stash! The white sashing is this bamboo cotton blend I purchased inexpensively by the bolt a couple years ago. I like it because the price is right, it's softer than Kona cotton, and threads don't show through like with muslin.
To go along with the pink theme, the back in a pale pink Kona solid. I think it's pale flesh. Since some of the pinks are pretty bold in the top, I wanted to be a little more subtle for the backing. The binding is from Good Folks and I think it makes a great binding.
All in all, I'd say this trial quilt was a success.