Naughty Nancy Grew Up {a finished baby quilt!}

Okay, I admit the name doesn't seem quite right for a baby quilt, but I can explain!  :) Nancy quilt top

You see this block below?  It's from Love Patchwork & Quilting's Issue 15 Block of the Month.  This BOM is created by the super talented Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily's Quilts.  When I first saw the block I fell in love!  I instantly realized I wanted to make it into a one block quilt.

Nancy block

So, I blew it up a bit and made it into a baby quilt for my good friend Sarah who's expecting her second bundle of joy this winter.  Sarah is a big fan of Oakshott cottons and I happened to have a couple of fat eighth bundles just waiting to be opened up.  I chose two of the blues that were very close to each other in value along with the lightest shade of green.  The baby's sex will be a surprise, so I wanted to keep the quilt fairly neutral.  I know blue and green are typically boy colors, but if you know anything about me, they are my favorites...and hey, I'm a girl!  I also think they work perfectly with the background fabric which is from Carolyn Friedlander's Botanic's line.

"Naughty Nancy" detail

For the quilting I wanted to keep it simple and not too dense so that it will remain nice and snuggly for baby.  I followed the lines in the block and quilted a large cross-hatch using Aurifil 50 wt. 2600.  I think it compliments the design nicely.

"Naughty Nancy" baby quilt

I chose a white with tiny baby blue dots and stars for the binding and it seems to finish it off well.

Binding

But I ADORE the back :)  I mean just look at those cute little caterpillars!  So sweet (and if you are interested in this fabric, I still have some in stock here).

Back

What a fun little quilt this was to make.  It finishes at 32" square and each half square triangle finishes at 4".  I was hoping to make it 36" finished, but my Oakshott cuts weren't quite big enough for that.  Still I think this is the perfect size to throw over a car seat and into a diaper bag to carry along for tummy time at play dates :)

Amanda