This first one is for baby Livi. The little tag at the bottom is a scrap of Japanese fabric as a special shout-out for her mom, April, who is not only my friend but a fellow Japan-o-phile and taught me this little trick of using little fabric swatch accents. . .
And this one is for little baby Alden who has yet to make his arrival. . . I know, strange for me to have a quilt done AHEAD of time, they're usually late! But we had an early shower for his soon-to-be-mommy, Kate, when she was in town recently. The rugby stripes are a shout-out to soon-to-be-daddy, Eric, who played rugby for the well-known Highland High Rugby Team.
The back fabric is another piece I bought when I was in Tokyo a year or so ago. The front gray is actually a sheet. . . if you ever can't find solid colors you like at the fabric store, go to Target or someplace with bedding on sale. Sheets and bed linens seem to be more current with fashionable color choices than Joann's does. Seriously. Why is it the solids are all so bright and garrish? Plus the bed sheets have a higher thread count so the fabric feels so much softer and is so much more luxurious. (In fact, the cream color of Livi's quilt is also a sheet. . .)
Anyhow, I've got a couple more in the works, so stay tuned.