I was so excited to find out that we were having another new baby in the family. Around the same we heard the news, I had thought that I might want to try my hand at FMQ with some more complex patterns, and wanted to start with a small project. Those two events coincided, and, in my world, that means another baby quilt! I did a simple piecing because I really wanted to spotlight the quilting. After a fair amount of practice on old sheets, and scrap cotton binding, I settled on a paisley pattern for the center, and a meandering vine with flowers on the sides. The binding is the same fabric as the side panels.
Here is the back. The tone on tone thread still shows up quite nicely, as does the contrasting binding. I thought the muted colors were so peaceful, and hoped this would presage a peaceful baby. I named the quilt Tranquility, with this is mind. Little Maria Sophia has since been born, and we got to see her, yesterday, on Mother’s Day! Her mother says she is a cryer, but she was a perfect angel the entire time we were there.