I have been waiting a long time for this day.
Someone I actually know is going to have a baby.
My obsessive love of quilting and the lack of reproducing people in my life has been a sad combination. But those days are over.
My cousin and his wife are expecting a little boy very soon. When I originally saw the Sparkle Punch quilt along on Oh, Fransson!, I pinned it right away, because I knew it was in my future. So I decided to make one for them as a present.
The design is basically just stars with wonky points that are nested instead of laid out in rows. The wonkiest ones remind me of comic book 'POW!' explosion bubbles, which I love. Perfect for a rambunctious little boy.
The color inspiration came from these beautiful knitted fingerless gloves from Red Pepper Quilts. Mmmm yummy colors. Not super gender-y either, which I like.
For the quilting, I finally successfully forced myself to do something other than loopy free motion. Hooray for personal growth! I turned the loops into points to mimic the points of the stars.
The back is one of my perennial sunshiney favorites, an Alexander Henry lemon print.
And the binding is gray polka dots. I do love a good polka dot.
This probably won't' be the end of these fabrics for me, I went way overboard when cutting squares and have a huge stack left over. Get ready for some patchwork...