It’s hard to believe, but baby Miller was born over six weeks ago! Sorry to the five people who follow my blog, but he was much earlier than expected and I didn’t get to my pre-planned posts before my water broke. It’s hard to be mad at a sweet little face like that though. Baby is doing well and is growing like a weed, most likely due to his enormous appetite! I am constantly feeding him and was worried my supply wouldn’t keep up, but so far I am handling it.
At present we are sleep deprived, but getting back into the routine. It’s only in the last two weeks that I’ve gotten caught up on life and have been able to get back to finishing up some of the projects that were in the works while I was pregnant, one of them being Miller’s hexagon baby quilt.
I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to finish Miller’s quilt before his birth, but I suppose tiny babies don’t necessarily need quilts, they’re more into being swaddled. But I still feel guilty. Oh, the mommy guilt…
The hexagon quilt was completed in time to snap a few quick pics of Miller at his one month milestone, and I think I will continue to photograph him monthly using it as a background. Again, I am going to add a tutorial for this quilt to the blog, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested in learning the construction details.
The hexagon method of this quilt is perfect for fussy cutting and showcasing details of your favourite prints. I am in love with the woodland animals in this collection, and am glad I hoarded some of these prints. The straight line quilting was done in a variegated grey 30 weight thread, which was strategic to allow the cute little animals to be seen unobstructed. I used the flanged method of binding and this tool, as usual, to achieve a contrasted, machine stitched binding. Since I wanted a soft, light quilt, I skipped the batting and backed it with the same organic knit fleece I used for William’s daycare nap quilt.