I made this quilt for Alexis’ first birthday, and I’m just now getting around to sharing the pictures. Three months late is better than a whole year late, right?
I had rainbows on the brain for Alexis’ first birthday, and I carried that into the quilt I made for her, too. I didn’t follow a pattern for this quilt. I sketched out a simple design on a grid to get an idea of how many squares I would need in each color and how to lay them out. Then I just cut out a bunch of squares from scraps I fabric I already had. After cutting out my squares, I laid them out on the floor and re-arranged them until they looked just right. Many of the squares have small prints on them, and Alexis enjoys finding pictures for words she knows. She especially loves to show me the owl on her quilt. I think this quilt would look awesome in all solids, too.
For the back, I improvised. I didn’t have quite enough for the yellow fabric, so I broke it up with some pretty Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy and strips of solid white. I embroidered Alexis’ name on the back using directions from this tutorial at Mary Corbet’s Needle n’ Thread. The results are beautiful, and it was easier to do than I would have imagined.