I liked their simplicity, which seemed in keeping with a gift for a newborn.
They are organic cottons, and I'm a huge fan of organic anything, but cotton in particular - a massive amount of chemical goes into the production of standard cotton fabric.
Last, but not least - I had the fabric in my stash already!
The pattern is a very easy one - ideal for a beginner, and I've put together a tutorial, which you can download as a FREE PDF HERE
The finished quilt measures approximately 36"x44" (92x112cm), but it would be very simple to make it larger if you needed. It uses Jelly Roll strips or yardage or scrap pieces, whichever you prefer.
I love adding a little hand stitching to quilts - and by that I do mean a little - I don't think I would ever hand quilt a whole quilt, but I do enjoy adding some naive style quilting in places. In this instance, I machine quilted around the four patch blocks and hand quilted the solid white blocks.
I think it provides a nice contrast to the blues, and I happen to love blue-brown combo, so it was an easy choice.
The pdf pattern gives you all the fabric requirements and instructions, along with lots of photos to guide you if you are a new quilter.
It also gives detailed instructions on how to do the hand quilting.
I hope you find it useful.
Till next week......... Julie