Remember when I mentioned in this post that I had a baby quilt to make for a good friend? Well, I finally got it finished. The modern style of this quilt totally fits my friend perfectly! And, I had enough of this fabric left over that I made a similar one for my son too. I just don't have that one finished! :(
I just cut strips that were the width of the fabric - and all different widths. Sewed them together and there you have it! Very simple!
It was so quick to come together that I really shouldn't have taken so long to get this thing finished!
For the backing, I chose some lime green and white polka dot soft and cuddly fabric from Joann's. Of course, right after I bought it, it went on sale for 50% off. That will teach me to forget my coupon at home.
I quilted rows across the top parallel to the strips. The rows were each about 2-3 inches apart, and I stitched in the ditch in each of the seams.
It is sooooo soft and I really liked the way it turned out. As for the fabric....the elephants, giraffes, circles, and green pinstripes were all purchased from Fabric.com. (Updated 8/1/12: The fabric I used is no longer available on Fabric.com. The links provided above are similar to what I used, but I believe are a heavier weight of fabric based on feedback in the comments.)
(I really like the zig zag pattern - didn't notice those when I bought the fabric a long time ago.) I bought the black polka dot and the black/white geometric pattern both at Joann's.
I dropped it off to my friend on Saturday before Easter. Her little guy was adorable and I think (I hope) she liked it. Surprisingly his room was also decorated in these same colors, which worked out perfectly!!!
Actually, I got to see all my good friends on Easter weekend. We got babysitters and had a great night out on the town! (Normally, a night out for us is a trip to Red Robin with the kids....or something else lame like that!) Then, we enjoyed a weekend full of Easter festivities with both sides of our family. The boys loved their gifts from the Easter Bunny, and the Easter Egg Hunts too. So, all in all, it was a great weekend!!!