It's done! And gifted! And, I believe, loved. :)
I made this diamond baby quilt for my co-worker Sarah who is expecting her first baby later this summer. After nearly spoiling the surprise one Friday afternoon when she asked, "what are you doing this weekend?" -- when my only plans were to finish this quilt (plus another quilt for our other expectant co-worker), I stuttered, and stammered and my jaw hung open as I tried very hard not to blurt out "finishing baby quilts!".
I learned a LOT of lessons while making this quilt. Primarily, that spray starch would have been useful, and triangle pieces need to be cut and sewn VERY exactly.
This washed up with a bit of crinkle that was so lovely, I might have fondled this for a good day before gifting.
When I was nearly finished this baby quilt, I found out that Sarah had decided to paint the baby's room grey.. and her mom was making a quilt in grey, mint, and aqua! Fortunately, we both agree that this quilt will fit right in with her plans.
I was super thrilled when my mom tracked down this organic molecule fabric -- what could be better for the baby of scientists, than a science-backed quilt? :)
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