I might just have made the largest baby quilt ever.
Cause that’s my 5’9″ husband holding the quilt up over his head… (Thanks, honey.)
When I started the quilt, I intellectually knew it would be big. 60″x72″. But those were just numbers in my head. I didn’t think, hmm, isn’t that 5 feet by 6 feet? I did think about cutting all my pieces 1/2 the recommended size, but that seemed too fiddly. 1.25″ strips didn’t sound fun to work with. And then I thought about only making the center, skull portion of the quilt, but that was too boring.
See what I mean? Mixing up the greens in the center blocks would have detracted from the skull, and the 2 solid greens by themselves bore me… Plus the skull seems off balance somehow.
So, the biggest baby quilt in the world it is!
They can cover their whole floor with the quilt, and lay the baby down, and not have to worry about vacuuming 😉
I did cave in and order some new fabric for the back- I found some perfect stuff on http://www.fabric.com for $7/yard on sale, so, yeah, I bought it. It’s due to be delivered today, so maybe I can piece the back- I’m planning on mixing in some of the leftover solid greens- and baste it over the weekend.
Have you ever given a quilt this big to a baby? Do you have a go-to pattern for baby quilts, or do you mix it up?
Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced…