If you're a quilter or knitter there's this fantastic side effect to getting older, your friends start making babies. I don't really mind being twenty-nine but it's nice that there are some perks and babies are definitely a perk. Not only are they adorable but they also come with the perfect excuse to make things, cute things that you probably wouldn't get away with making for adults.
When I started making these blocks Otto wasn't quite born yet and no one knew if he was going to be a boy or a girl. I dug into my stash and decided on some Prince Charming in the indigo and honey colourways. They don't scream baby to me but I think they work for a little boy who'll hopefully drag this around as he gets older. All that white might seem a bit crazy but I took a chance and his mama loves it, which is a win, plus it's totally machine washable.
A little label with his birthday was the start of the backing. I wanted to keep things simple but tied into the front so I used a bit more Prince Charming with lots and lots of white. To be honest I like the backing just as much as the front, although in the interest of full disclosure I must admit it's sideways... don't know how it happened but after all that quilting there was no going back.
By the time I got around to binding the quilt everyone had been enjoying Otto's company for a few months so I needed to get a move on. Some Kona navy with a last little bit of Prince Charming, a few minutes for machine binding, a quick date with a washing machine and it was ready to ship off. With any luck his quilt will have a long life but for now it's keeping Otto warm after his bath... what more could a baby quilt ask for?