Celebrate good times, come on! I am so thrilled with this finish. It has been so much fun piecing and quilting it, and even the binding was fun! Yes, I actually like sewing on bindings. Weird, I know.
So the details: a few months ago I saw Corey Yoders Dashing Quilt and fell for it. But I knew I would never make a full size so I moved on And then, OMG, I happened upon Mini Dashing!! Why didn’t I think of that! Just make it in a smaller version. So I got the pattern and planned to make it for my sewing room. And one day at Always In Stitches I happened upon some lovely focus fabric that I just had to have. Along with white to be a background and bright semi solids to pull out those colors, I was set. And then, news of a baby in the future dropped. Of course, it would now become a baby quilt!!!
Only, the size of the Mini Dashing was not going to work for baby. OK, make the block size bigger. Trial and error produced a viable plan and then the layout demanded a 5×5 block configuration and I was set.
I give you Mini Dashing Baby Weston!!!
I knew I wanted to play up the secondary pattern of the squares on point so I quilted around all the white “squares” and then criss-crossed through each block from corners to corners. I really wanted to do something neat in the borders, but just kept it to a ditch stitch between the two borders. It’s a baby quilt, it’s not going to be loved for it’s quilting, it’s hopefully going to be loved for it’s cozy comfort.
Sunday I will gift this to Momma and I hope she uses this quilt every day with Baby Weston after he arrives. It is meant to be used, not put away to save it.