At the guild retreat in February, I pieced a crib quilt flimsy called Wiggly Whimsy. This is a free pattern (recipe) from the Moda Bake Shop which utilizes a charm pack but you can cut your own squares.
I've quilted the flimsy with my Elna 720.
I altered the pattern by not adding one of the pieced rows. I wanted my quilt to be rectangular, not square.
The white in the center of the quilt looks whiter than the sides of the quilt. That's because the backing was pieced. All the white fabric came from the same bolt of Bella Solids.
My backing fabric needed to be wider so I added the extra row to the center. Now I won't have the stress of trying to figure out what to do with an unused row.
The back is cute in it's own way, it's a reversible quilt!
The yellow fabric was left from my Nearly Insane quilt.
The batting was Quilters Dream Poly, mid loft which worked perfect. I like to use poly batting in crib/baby quilts, poly dries faster than cotton.
I didn't mark the quilting lines on this quilt, just eyed my line. I guess you would call the quilting 'organic wavy line' quilting.
This is the glamour shot. We've been having drizzle so the ground was too damp for the tree stump photo.
I used a blue and yellow stripe from my stash for binding. The finished size is 48" x 57". I like crib quilts large enough so when you're up with the baby at night, there is plenty of quilt for the baby and the parent.
The plan is to keep this crib quilt until the perfect baby/toddler comes along to gift it to.
I recommend this pattern for a fast, easy project.
Linking to WIPs On Wednesday, Let's Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday, Free Motion Mavericks, Let's Make Baby Quilts, Peacock Party, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, From Bolt to Beauty, TGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday