I used Kona medium gray and ash as the borders because I thought they balanced out the pinks and reds nicely. The binding is from Moda’s It’s a Hoot line, love it. Lucky for me, my local quilt shop is carrying at least part of the collection.
As you already may know, this quilt is Natalie’s Christmas present from me, and I know she’s going to love it. So knowing it would be hers, I had to use flannel for the backing because I knew she wouldn’t want to cuddle with it unless it was warm and cozy.
And I’d just like to say that the aqua fabric in the backing had one of the shortest turn around times in my fabric pile. I had gotten it in the afternoon, washed it, and was sewing it up and basting it all in one night. I didn’t even plan it like that, so it was kind of nice. It’s part of Patty Young‘s new Sanctuary collection.
I’m also really proud of this quilt because it’s the first time I did free motion quilting on a quilt, it’s the largest quilt I’ve ever made (50×62), and I didn’t get any wrinkles in the backing. Yay.
And of course I love the way it crinkled up now that it’s washed! Thanks Aneela for designing such cute fabrics, I can’t wait to get some more. I’m thinking they’ll be great for children’s clothes. ♥