I'm a sucker for Sweetwater fabrics. I can't get enough of the Hometown collection and Reunion was just as good. I tried to not buy any Lucy's Crab Shack, but caved and I'm currently working on a quilt. Then we have Mama said Sew or Sew Mama Sew? I can't remember - but I have a charm pack of it already. I mean, you can't really go wrong with Sweetwater fabrics.
This was a simple quilt - but I feel it fits the person who's home it will reside in. I was going to go with pinwheels or something a little different - as we all know I'm into squares these days. But I kept going back to this as I really felt it fit.
The navy in this collection is beautiful, and this jacks fabric was my favorite. I think it screams boy in a cute old fashion kind of way. I love how it is bold and pulls in all the colors in the line. I knew I wanted this to be the border and focal point which also played into my simple square quilt.
I tried to jazz it up a big with some fun quilting. X's in the middle border, a loopy big border and I have no idea what to call the big square quilting....I'll have to look that one up.
The backing may be me new thing. I pieced it using leftovers from the border/binding along with some yellow polka dot. I don't piece my backings very often and I wonder why. I think it turned out cute and adds some character to the quilt. The binding is a red fabric with years on it. Again - I think numbers are perfect for the home this will live in. Can't wait for the arrival of the sweet little boy.
I'm linking up this week to WIP Wednesdays.
I made a list of July quilts to finish -
Reunion - check
Wheels - check
Baseball quilt quilted/bound - check
Grandma's quilt - check
Carpenter Star quilted/bound - next on my list
Just 2 more client quilts to quilt and bind and I'm all caught up - I've got a few more days so hopefully I can get the next 3 done and stay on top of things!