I have reached a point in my quilting journey where friends who have previously received a baby quilt have now gotten pregnant again and are receiving another one. Time has flown by and I've learned so much since those early quilting days.
This soon-to-be-born baby boy has quite the parentage. The mom is an AP calculus teacher who is staying home for a time to raise her family. The dad is a chemist with a PhD. We can only assume their children will find careers as rocket scientists, research doctors who find the cure for cancer, or environmental scientists who figure out how to reverse global warming. There's no pressure...we don't want to set the expectations TOO high. :-) And to help this child along, I thought a plus quilt to ignite the infantile mathematical brain waves to start computing was only appropriate.
The plus quilt is fairly easy to piece together as long as you make sure to keep everything in order on your design wall and use liberal pinning to match your seams all the way through. I chose bright colors to make this quilt pop. I was really pleased with how this quilt turned out.
The back is a combination of a grey and white diamond pattern and scraps from the fabrics used in the top. I used echo quilting to follow the seams on the top and diagonal lines to add a bit more interest to the pattern. The binding is a chevron print that brings in all the colors of the quilt and truly ties is all together.
Do you think this baby has a chance at becoming a genius? I do!