One of my friends from book club was pregnant with her second boy and I just really wanted to make a quilt for her! I found this awesome tutorial at When Eight Create that I decided I wanted to use.
Well, I love the way the quilt ended up - made entirely with scraps (from mom's stash!) except for the white background. I think if I were every to try this design again, I would make the squares bigger (these squares were TINY!) and I loved the square border, but it was just giving me a little bit of trouble. It was my own fault - my 1/4" seams are a bit bigger than 1/4" so everything didn't line up quite right. I just ordered a 1/4" foot for my machine, so that should help me in the future!
I hand quilted this with white embroidery floss in the white background. My mom said I should stick to the white-on-white since it was my first time! I love hand sewing, and it did take several nights to finish. I would definitely hand embroider again, but only on a baby quilt!!!
It was also the first time I hand sewed my binding, and it really does make a difference to the finished look of the quilt! I will only be doing hand stitched bindings in the future.
And my friend and new baby boy loved the quilt, so that's all that mattered!