Today is a day of celebration! My best friend is adopting a baby that is due any moment and today is the baby shower. It's been a hectic few weeks planning a baby shower and finishing a baby quilt in time. I worked diligently over the past two weeks to make sure it was all done before today.
Yesterday, my husband and I spent a day (without children) in Oxford, MS. We walked around the town square and visited Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home. I took two quilts along with me and took advantage of the beautiful setting to take some great pictures. The fact that my best friend is also a bibliophile (English teacher/library science grad student) makes this location even better.
I used a charm pack of Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill collection along with some coordinating solids to create the front.
The quilting is pretty extensive. I used the wonky stars to determine the directions of all the echo quilting lines. It took more time than I anticipated to finish the quilting, but I was too far into it to change my mind once I realized it.
I used Reminisce by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics for the back. It's a bit softer than the bold and bright colors of the front, but it brings everything together.
For the binding, I used a herringbone print from Joann's that brings out the aqua from the prints.