This little quilt is coming along, now pin-basted and ready for quilting. It looks a little crumpled this morning (it was folded overnight), but you can get the basic idea:
The design is from Scrapbasket Sensations by Kim Brackett -- although I made mine smaller and left out the large print border. To make the "flowers" I drew on samples of old favourites from and new additions to my stash.
My husband commented that the whole thing was looking a little "grown up" for its intended recipient, a 2-year-old girl. So I tried to lighten things up a bit on the back.
The backing fabric is a yard of a cute Jay McCarroll print that has been looking for a good home, along with some lettering that I improvised...and is thus a little uneven:
This is just a little gift, so I'm thinking I probably shouldn't do any elaborate quilting...maybe just stippling...but then I wonder if I should take every opportunity to keep trying to expand my repertoire. Can I maintain a category of small, quick projects, and another of ambitious skill-builders? Any suggestions would be most welcome!