This quilt started as part of a quilt along with Angie Juda. We did the quilt along on Facebook, but she has also posted the videos on her blog. Clicky All I knew when it started was that we would be using a layer cake, and I had the a layer cake to use for my niece's quilt. :) It is called a double slice layer cake quilt.
I ran into a bit of a problem after I finished all the squares. The quilt was too overpowering for a newborn. I really wanted a softer look. The first thing I tried was removing all the squares with the navy background in them. This helped tremendously. Then I tried removing some of the blocks and doing a full panel of pink fabric. I also tried putting in a couple of blocks in the center.
In the end I decided on 2 blocks in the center, framed by a narrow border of white, and then 2 larger borders of pink and white.
For some reason I also decided to use mitered borders. This video CLICKY by the fat quarter shop made it almost easy.
The back side has a strip of some of the leftover blocks from the double slice quilt along and a whole lot of minky pink fabric for added softness.
Thank you, Angie, for creating such a fast, easy quilt. It would have been even easier if I had stuck to your original design. I love that I was able to make something from my heart in a short time period that will be used for years to come. I'm also super excited that I got my finish for November done.
Yesterday my sister in law sent me a 1 month old picture of my niece laying on her quilt from Auntie. You can see my crazy string of butterfly flowers quilting in this one, if you can look past the adorableness that is Meeka.