Using the charm pack of the Bella collection by Lotta Jansdotter that I received the other week I made this baby quilt. I wanted to just feature the fabrics from the collection. I tried different grays and a few blues but nothing worked that still made the prints pop out as much as white. So I went with KONA white. I decided to have a solid bottom base of squares and then let the rest of them cascade down to them (or at least that is what I was trying to do!).
It is backed with organic cotton sherpa by Michael Miller. I prefer this material over all others for baby blanket backing and I've been hoarding the last couple of yards for Emmett since it went out of print last summer. But I was talking with my MMF rep and she told me that they are bringing back their organic line, so very excited!! and of course I ordered some so I didn't feel the need to continue to hoard the little bit I had left. Aside from the fact that I think that this material has a perfect weight to it, I love how it looks with Lotta's designs, it compliments the modern crisp feel the designs have over say a minky.
I did think about putting a pattern fabric on the back but nothing I had on hand really went with it the way that I wanted it to. I quilted it minimally. Just around the falling squares but I like the interesting pattern that it makes on the sherpa back.
So for better or worse here it is :)
Now I just need a baby girl! Ha! Hope that everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.