I had so much fun digging out all the pretty pinks and greens in my stash to whip this little beauty up. I used some Tina Givens, Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner, Erin McMorris, and Heather Ross.
I like the way the orange Innocent Crush helps to make the pastel pinks and greens look a little more mature. I wanted this to be a quilt that would last from infancy through childhood and the orange gives it just the right amount of edge. I chose to frame each of the feature fabrics with Kona Coal for the same reason. The dark grey is a great (and very trendy) neutral, but it also lends just the right amount of "grown up" to the over-all look of the quilt.
I finished by sashing the quilt with Kona Pale Flesh (which I think we can all agree is the most unattractive name for any fabric ever), backing it with a vintage sheet I had in my stash, and binding it with a little more Coal.
So, back to the pressure of sewing something for my boss. She's wonderful, and I knew she loved the fabric selection. BUT! Just as I was trying to finish this quilt, my sewing machine stopped working! Luckily, my wonderful friend EmmmyLizzzy invited me and Pete up for a sleepover and to use her fabulous sewing machine. She is a lifesaver.
All in all, the quilt was a huge success. I didn't get to be there when the soon-to-be new mom opened it, but my boss very kindly posted to my facebook page that everyone loved it.