My friend Dan commissioned me this summer to make a quilt for his newborn niece. She was not born when I started and I didn’t know she would be a girl, but I knew the nursery would be light yellow with a traditional black and white houndstooth overstuffed chair.
I was more nervous making this quilt than ever before, possibly because it’s the first quilt I’ve made for a stranger. I pulled all the yellow and black 2 ½” squares from my scrap bin and following Blue Elephant Stitches tutorial, made this quilt. My worrying was unfounded and they loved the quilt!
I backed it in some yellow yardage with a strip of black and white
longarm quilted it in a loopy pattern,
labeled it, and bound it in a diagonal black plaid. I hope they love and use it for many years to come!
I made this quilt through both seasons of Orphan Black, a show about which I am now obsessed. It is so good.