While perusing the flannels, the one I ended up buying for the backing really jumped out at me and I decided to take advantage of the inspiration and make a 60 degree triangle quilt. I just love triangle quilts as a fairly quick and easy alternative to straight patchwork squares. I cut mine from 5 1/2" strips using a 60 degree triangle ruler.
I added some Kona cotton solids and a Lizzy House Constellations print. I like that the quilt doesn't scream baby girl, but is still soft and sweet. This baby's momma is a pretty hardcore outdoor athlete and I just don't see her going in for the all-pink-all-the-time thing. The octopus and jelly fish are perfect little fussy cuts for a West Coast baby!
I quilted straight lines 1/4" away from all the seams during a guild sew-in one Saturday. Although I set the stitch length rather long, the drag of the flannel and bulk of the seam allowances made it a bit difficult for me to maintain the length closer to the triangle intersections. A good wash and dry will work it all out (oh, and I pre-washed and dried the flannel twice prior to backing the quilt with it).
I just need to make a little label and then I can gift this sweet quilt! I'm so happy to be sewing and posting regularly again!