or a girl, perhaps?

So a boy's quilt wasn't up someone's alley? How about a girl's? This is a fun colorful one that was surprisingly hard to photograph. Well, I guess I shouldn't have been THAT surprised since it was in the office on a cloudy day since the back deck was all rain-soaked. This and the Shades of Blue quilt were two experiments at making an affordable standard quilt for my Etsy shop. Still working on that. Turns out a boatload of scraps still takes a long time to sew together and then to quilt. Who knew? Quilting takes time! Huh.
This one is a little larger at 42" square. I think I'll be shooting for somewhere between that and the 33" square blue one for the "Etsy standard," but both are awesomely soft, squishy, and adorable. Can a fun, squishily soft baby quilt ever be the wrong size, really?
When I uploaded pictures to Flickr, I put "Pretty in Pink" as the quilt title, which led to a discussion over whether that phrase still conjures up memories of a movie not fit for a baby girl, or if it's back to simply being a phrase. So I went with "The Bee's Knees" instead because of the bees on the fabric. Not that I ever really got that phrase. Anybody know how it originated?

It's a boy!

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Originally uploaded by binkwaffle - Holly
No, Mom, I'm not pregnant. Just getting that out of the way.

But if anyone knows someone who IS, wouldn't this make the perfect baby quilt? It's 33" square and has a double layer of 100% cotton batting for extra squishiness and warmth. It uses lots of popular modern fabrics and has a hand-finished binding. So fun to make and to watch it materialize!

It's at my Etsy shop, so come on over and take a gander at this or my other things!