I'm the challenge host for my guild - this time, a baby quilt challenge. No real rules - create a 40 x 40 inch baby quilt. I have over 50 women who have signed up for the challenge - fantastic - the women in my guild are just fantastic! All of the quilts will be sold with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Chester County Maternal Child Consortium - a wonderful non-profit providing support to low income women and children. The quilts are due at this Wednesday's guild meeting - nothing like waiting until the last minute - I work best under pressure.
I'm making a quilt for a baby boy. My daughter helped me pick the fabric - it's Giraffe Garden by Michael Miller - adorable in contemporary funky colors. I started with these fabrics, mostly solids and dots, and added a few more from my stash.
Here's the center of the top - nothing fancy - an offset square in a square setting. I'm using the companion striped fabric as the first border (on the left) - I'm cheating really - it will look like a 2 inch square pieced border - I love when the fabric does the work!
There's a second border as well - I'll hopefully get that done tomorrow. I have a great plan for the back - it involves this cute little giraffe below - you're going to have to wait until I get it finished to see the surprise.