I am in love with this little quilt. It is destined for a friend's new baby, and I struggled mightily to decide what design to make. I knew I wanted to spotlight these fabulous little prints from Birch's Just for Fun collection, but I didn't want them to overwhelm the quilt. I also wanted something classic yet modern. After looking through Pinterest, Instagram, and a million Google searches, I'd basically decided to just do a simple, classic square patchwork, but after finishing the Into the Woods quilt, I had triangles on the brain and decided that was the way to go. And I LOVE it.
I randomly paired the Birch prints with three Moda Bella solids (Prussian Blue, Teal, and Eggshell). I cut the equilateral triangles 5.5" tall and then laid them all out on my design wall (ahem, basement floor) until I was happy with the layout.
I quilted it using an off-white thread about .25" off of each seam line, and I love the simple crosshatch effect, which also shows up nicely on the backing, which is a large piece of the most perfect teal, white, and red flannel that's been sitting in my stash for years. So glad I finally found a way to use it! For the binding, I used the multicolor polka dot from the Birch collection with a small strip of the dark blue solid. I also sneaked in one of my new labels.
I love how sophisticated and happy it is all at once. I mean, look at those mustaches! Here's hoping the little guy and his mommy love it, too.