I just couldn't resist. It looked so quick and easy. And it was. It really, really was.
Here is a picture of the quilt with my lovely husband (aka quilt holder).
I used all fabrics from my stash. Once I had pulled a bunch of them out - I created a few rules:
1. No reds, blacks, or browns.
2. Stick to cool colors.
I think i was pretty successful in this. There's one particular Lizzy House print that reads more "red" than the purple it is, but other than that I think all the colors are working well together. As I look at the picture, I also see that the quilter's linen in dark purple looks black. I also wish it had been left out, but I was trying to give the quilt a lot of different values. I think it would have looked better if I'd stuck to all light/medium value fabrics.
I backed the fabric in grey sheet that came from a sheet set I had bought for backing a queen size bed quilt. I'm glad to have used it! The binding is a light grey herringbone, Riley Blake, I believe?
This quilt is headed to my sister-in-law's family. They have been very generous with baby items. Clothes, toys, essentials. Just my way of paying them back! Plus, we don't need any more quilts. :)