I made a "new Grandma" quilt for my best friend's mom, who just became a grandma. I also made one for my best friend since she is a new aunt!
I just did some simple modern cross blocks and used an Essex Linen for the background. I really wanted the blocks offset and at first was going to add in some half sized blocks (rectangles) in between these to make it an offset rectangular quilt, but I couldn't decide. I went to Instagram with my two designs and this one was overwhelmingly the winner. I love the partial pink blocks!
I did a fun free motion quilting pattern that a friend of mine came up with that is like beads on a string. You sew straight for a few inches and then go around in a circle about 3 times and then continue a few more inches. Each row is slightly offset from the row before as to where the beads go. Not sure if you can see it at all though, my camera broke and I can't get any decent pics from my stupid phone.
I used one of my favorite Patty Young prints on the back. Luckily, a few days after I used this up I found some more in the pink colorway on clearance
Yay! Some yellow polka dots for binding and I was good to go.
I gifted this quilt and another one to my best friend this week. Here they are all wrapped up in ribbon, ready to give!