While I was suppose to be working on another quilt for a wedding in October, Sister Suzy came home from practicum and said they were going to have a baby shower for one of the guys at the end of May. A distraction! Yes! So I went out on the web, looked around, did some thinking on subject and this quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Company looked like a good bet. They called it the Simple Squares Quilt.
I used stitch-in-the-ditch for the quilting. I had trouble figuring out what to use in the border. I wanted diamonds or triangles but couldn't get the math to work. Then I had the bright idea to use a rectangle and connect them.
I took the leftover fabric from cutting the 5-inch strips, cut them 2 1/2" wide and sewed them in a rainbow for the binding. The next time I do a rainbow binding I will pick off the cut edges so that it will be easier to match up sewing the strips of bias together. I had some places where the color changes didn't match up neatly.
Sister Suzy will be adding a book to go with it. Will be fun to see what she chooses. I am betting Tuesday by David Wiesner or The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, both favorites from her childhood.
Well the label is on, so it is time to wrap this up and to wish that all of you have a great day.