More often than not, one particular fabric will inspire an entire project for me. In this case, a gorgeous citron tree print from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow line was my starting point.
I gathered together some coordinating fabrics in citron, navy, aqua, and gray, fussy cut the trees in 6.5 inch squares, and set to work making improv log cabin blocks. I then bordered each block in a citron lattice (Also Modern Meadow), to give them all a sense of continuity. It's a rather unique and sophisticated palette, and at the time was a departure from my fixation with bright candy tones.
Suddenly, I had four large blocks just begging to be a baby quilt. Begging.
So I set them up in some white.
I bound it in a navy floral fields print, just scrumptious. I really like using an interesting print for binding these days, and I think the flowers on this print keep the navy from overpowering the rest of the quilt, while still providing contrast.