This quilt was a custom order for a friend's new little bundle. When we were picking out patterns together my friend was immediately drawn to this creation from Erica at Crafty Blossom . She wanted the same colors and the black and white stripe border.
I did make my HSTs bigger because I wanted a strong graphic finished look. And that striped binding? Love it! You see black and white striped binding around quite a bit, and I never knew how I would feel about it, but now that I have tried it...yay! It was a bit of a hunt to source out, but of Course Pam at Mad About Patchwork came to the rescue! She had just two half meter cuts left of this Clown Stripe by Michael Miller. Sold!
For the back I pieced another column of HSTs and finished it off with some alphabet flannel. This turned out to be a good choice since the new mom is a teacher :)
|I left that random piece of thread there just for you!
I can officially say that the only thing that I do not like about this quilt is this crappy photo shoot. I was trying to be a "modern" with the grey cinder block background of my garage, but now that I have the pictures here, it feels more like "baby goes to prison". Ah well, we can't win them all.
Of course I always have pet helpers. I tried to get Charlie to sit down and be apart of the shoot, but he was far more interested in eating weeds.
We are a North American household here at chez Klenck. So tomorrow we celebrate Canada, and on Friday the USA. So whether you are North or South of the border, I hope you have a great holiday week. Party On my friends. Party On!
This week I am going to link this finish up at
Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch, Monday Makers at ayliN-Nilya, Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and TGIFF!