So, I took the pattern and doubled it to created a 48" block, which is perfect for a baby blanket. It was kinda weird working with such large pieces, but this pattern has every ability to stand on it's own. Doubling the size made the swoon even more amazing! Here's a friendly reminder that I had to learn the hard way. When doubling the size of a quilt block pattern, remember the cutting measurements also double the seam allowances. You have to take 1/2 inch off the double size or you will be doing lots of trimming later like I did. Thankfully, I caught onto the issue before it was too late, but I did have to trim up everything a second time.
My college roommate gave birth 6-weeks early, and her beautiful daughter is currently residing in the NICU until she weighs enough to go home. I had to get my tail in high gear to get this one done. I'll be mailing it off today and hopefully it will be at its new home awaiting her arrival. We also had a fun snow day yesterday, and I couldn't resist taking pictures of the quilt outside. I've been so jealous of some of the other beautiful winter landscapes I've seen on other blogs. My backyard may not be the same beautiful landscape, but the snow is still a fun addition to the pictures.
For the back, I took the scraps from trimming the flying geese and created a chevron pattern. I really like the unexpected surprise it provides for the back when you flip the quilt over.
Now that I've gotten some good use out of the snow, it can go away. Come on Spring!!!!
Finished Quilt Size: 48 in. by 48 in.