She has a birthday at the end of the month and I had intended to make her a coin quilt with different shades of blue fabric since blue is her favorite color. I was browsing around Etsy one day and found THIS Japanese fabric. Maribeth LOVES hedgehogs! She also loves ladybugs and 4 leaf clovers and HELLO, this was all set on BLUE, her favorite color! I had to buy it. It was kismet!
The seller only had half a yard and the material was 100% cotton canvas so it wasn't very soft. I wanted the focus to be on the hedgehog fabric so I framed each 5" square with 1.5 " of white and then 3.5" of a colorful print. I really like the end result!
Here's a close-up of a block.
For the back, I thought I'd make the coin quilt that I'd originally planned on making. A lot of my sewing happens late night when I can't sleep and let's just say my math skills aren't that sharp at night so I made the back too small. Besides, it was too pretty to be a back so I'm going to save it for another occasion. I decided to make 3 more blocks from the scraps of the hedgehog fabric and this is the result. In hindsight, I wish I had made some of these blocks for the front to give it more of a variety but oh, well. I really, really love this backing! The finished quilt measures 50"x64". I just need to make the quilt label and then it'll be on it's way to Maribeth.