I started a baby quilt before Christmas for a girl in work who'd just found out she was pregnant.
I used 3-1/2 inch half square triangles, and the backing in a flannel that I found in my "backings bin" and cost me $10.00 for 2 yards. The flannel is called "Mighty Jungle" by Shelly Comisky for Henry Glass and I bound it with a green pin dot on white called "Kaleidescope" by Northcott.
The quilt finished up to 41-1/2 X 48 and since I had to keep it gender neutral, the back was a challenge but I think I picked something "perfect" and I just know that when I give it to the baby mama that she'll love it.
I did a straight-line quilting across the entire top which really looks pretty neat if I say so myself!
Can you see the yellow flannel backing with the hippos, elephants, tigers and palm trees? So cute!!!
Now, I don't normally wash a baby quilt before I give it to the mother of the baby but I'm thinking I will this time since I've had a little visitor sniffing at it way too much this time :)
I didn't want to use a solid white for the binding but again, going thru the stash I found a nice green on white pin dot that's perfect!!! Now to get the binding tacked down!