I came across this adorable little Heather Ross novelty print of clothespin people one day, and figured it would make an adorable baby quilt at some point. After taking a long arm quilting class at my local quilt shop, I wanted to whip up a small project to get some practice on, and this quilt was born. I went with a simple hour glass block, which came together pretty quickly, even with all the trimming.
It even looks pretty sweet from the back!
I pulled vibrant colors of hot pink, orange, and limey green to coordinate, but the cream and tan go so well with the clothespins and help tone it down a bit. It is also impossible for me to make anything without gray in it these days.
This project was meant to be free motion quilted on the long arm, but in the end I let all the diagonal lines speak to me, and I just straight line quilted on both sides of every seam. I love the parts where the blocks intersect and form a little pinwheel, especially the ones where the points are just perfectly matched. (And they're most definitely not all perfectly matched...)
I feel badly that this poor little person got her head chopped. Sometimes things just work out that way. This dapper young man in pink had a nicer fate.
Do I even need to say a word about the binding?
OK, one word: L.O.V.E.
Polka dot binding gets me every time. I have now found that using slightly thinner 2.25" binding strips and the machine binding technique are a winning combo!
So I now have this adorable little baby quilt that was made for no one. I'm thinking of donating it to charity.