A sampler quilt, of a sort! This past winter, I set out to make a baby quilt out of strips of different patterns-- a fair isle quilt. I took inspiration from horizontal patterns in quilts as well as sweaters.
I also dove into a stack of fabrics I'd been hoarding from Cloud 9 fabrics based on Goodnight Moon. Those kittens and mittens!
One of the best parts: planning! I didn't get to use all my ideas, but so enjoyed dreaming them up.
Even though the quilt isn't wonky in the slightest, making it had an improvisational feel because I tackled one strip at a time, figuring out measurements and fabric requirements as I went.
The fabric collection includes a fetching cheater patchwork print which I used for the back. For binding, black and white stripes. The quilting is a style I've been itching to try: sloping diagonal lines with a few clustered together at a time.
It measures up at about 40" x 50", and has been cat-approved. This design is something I'm excited to keep playing with!