I was at my favorite quilt shop and wandered past the charm square table - finding the most ADORABLE sets there - just 2 packs of a charm square set called "Grow". The cheery pastel rainbow colours grabbed me instantly (I'm a total sucker for pastel rainbows). I just had to grab those 2 packs, knowing that they'd give me enough to make a decent sized throw.
I should have done so many things here - like getting a photo of the charm pack (as I try to do) - but I was just on fire for this project and whipped through it without thinking.
I have to laugh, too, because it was right after I finished this that I decided to make a trip back to the US and see family and friends in Ohio, Florida, and Colorado. And in Ohio my beloved sister-friend Val has the most adorable grand-daughters. I'm taking a stuffed kangaroo for little Claire - and the quilt you see below will be lovely for her new baby sister Lucy.
|52" x 61" - a bit large for an infant, but when she's older I think she may like it.|
Here's the backing - just plain solid green, but the cream quilt thread shows up delightfully:
I hope I can find more of these charm squares, as I'd like to make a couple of these for Inspirational Quilts.
And, you are thinking..."What about a quilt for Claire?" Well - yes... that will probably happen at some point. But Claire is only about 2 1/2 years old and she isn't going to be thrilled with a quilt at this age. That stuffed kangaroo will be much more to her taste at this stage.