I had big dreams for the quilts I was going to finish for my daughter before her arrival. Reality meant that when she did join us I didn't have a single quilt finished for her, never mind the three or four I had in mind. I have been hard at work whenever I get a few moments (and thanks to a husband who "rescues" me and sends me to quilt for a bit) and so I managed to get Colour Collage done for Emma's nursery wall. Not long after, I was able to finish Summer Dream, a rather large (for a baby) quilt using Indian Summer from Art Gallery Fabrics. I used only the turquoise and navy and teal colours from this line and I love it.
I used a free tutorial from Simple Simon and Company. The pattern was fairly straight-forward, but I missed the quality of detail that was in the last two patterns I used, both from Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew.
Here is the finished product, Summer Dream. Considering the very very cold (hello, polar vortex) and very very snowy winter we've been having, this quilt has me dreaming of summer and taking my new little girl out in the sunshine!
The backing, unlike my usual choice, is all one fabric. That was to please the husband who thinks that pieced backings don't look "right." Her next quilt will have a pieced back, I can tell you that!
I hope my baby girl gets lots of use out of this quilt and I can't wait to make her another one! Now just to finish the four quilts on the "to do" list before I tackle another one for her!