Have decided to do all the baptism quilts the same pattern and with a muslin back. This cuts out the amount of time and cuts down the expense dramatically. And, it makes a nice light baby quilt. this is the same pattern that the Downy Quilts for Kids project uses.
I had both fabrics on hand so it was easy to get rolling very fast on this one:
I am a novice machine quilter and only do straight lines from one edge to the other, and never too close together. I did get brave on this quilt and started some of the lines within the borders, using my machine tack at the beginning and end of the line. One set of the lines is 2.5 inches apart and the other is double that. I don't dare do too close together both ways, I know I'll end up with puckers and waves.
Here's what the back looks like, and you can see I would have gotten in trouble had I quilted too close. Have gotten some tips from My Friend Sue on how to stay out of trouble, and one of them is to not put the lines so darn close.
I really enjoyed making this quilt, even though it was in a bit of a rush. After 2 years of quilting, I felt totally confident making this quilt and really felt like I knew what I was doing EVERY step of the way. It was a really good feeling to have stored all the steps and tips into my addled brain. Even though this is a very simple quilt, I know that the tips and steps are pretty much the same for all quilts.
Now, I can back to Diagonal Madness, waiting on the wall.