I recently finished this gingham baby quilt in order to practice a new quilting design: Easy Orange Peel. The end result blew me away!
This was a baby quilt I pieced back in junior high for the AIDS Baby Quilt Drive, the first of my quilting for charity. (Does anyone remember that crisis? It was the early 90s & I remember learning about the babies dying from AIDS complications at my LQS & pestering my mom that I needed to make quilts for them. It still gives me upsets me to think of those poor babies.)
I made a lot of quilts for the babies, but somehow this one never got quilted. (hmmm, seems to be a trend with me….) I was digging around the studio for a quilt that would take the Easy Orange Peel design well & came across this one.
What I can’t believe is how striking the quilting design made this quilt! I mean, look at the quilt- there’s nothing special here, just squares arranged in a diagonal pattern. And gingham squares at that! But the quilting just makes the whole quilt look all snuggly & precious, like you can’t wait to find a baby & wrap her up in it!
But Teapot doesn’t need another quilt. Really. She doesn’t. And I did piece this with the purpose of donating it, so I’ll bring it to the next guild meeting & see if we can’t find a good home for the quilt.