Yay for another finished baby project! I'm definitely in the nesting stage washing dozens of onesies, a bazillion baby socks, getting the nursery in order, and working frantically to make everything I want to for these two bundles of joy.
About six months ago I posted about the Zig Zag Quilt I had made. Sure I intended to give it as a gift, but I just couldn't part with it. I promise I tried!! I even had my husband pick it up from the house one day and bring it to me when I thought we were going to see the lucky recipients. He brought me the wrong quilt. I think that was a sign.
Now that I have TWO babies on the way, I'm grateful I already had this one made so I could focus on making just one more and focus on the many other projects on my agenda.
Eventually, after some Facebook votes I settled on this diamond design. I'm happy with my decision and love how these two quilts go together.
I backed this one with cozy flannel, just as I did the Zig Zag Quilt.
For the quilting I stuck with the same idea of just quilting in the white squares. After playing with a few quilting designs I decided to go with the double diamond. I love the look on the front and back.
I tried something different with the quilting. I wanted the thread to blend in on both sides, but I was quilting on white on top, and red on the bottom. Yikes! So I used red for my bobbin thread and white for my main thread. I don't know why this has never occurred to me before! I love how it worked out!
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Now on to baby dresses, afghans, receiving blankets....you get the picture.