Per usual I bought a LOT of this fabric and was just finishing up this quilt when our great-nephew was born in Minnesota December 17th. I thought this was a wonderful way to mark his birth in winter, Minnesota, and very boyish. I often shy away from baby quilts that are too juvenile as I daydream about baby becoming very attached and same quilt sitting on the bed of their dorm room some day. I also pieced the backing using up leftover fabric. Because of the scenery, I kind of like the way it turned out.
In 2018 one of my resolutions was to sew all my quilts that year from fabric in my stash. I was more successful than I expected and it really wasn't that hard to do. "Ella" was the last quilt pieced in 2018 and came from my stash of batiks. I had a large number of cream batik 4" squares that I had cut for another quilt and the other batiks had been collected over the past 6-8 years. The pattern called for using charm squares but I changed all the squares to 4".
I made this pink and gray Jordan Fabrics Ribbons pattern quilt top for a best friend of one of my friends, who is fighting breast cancer. She requested a pink and gray quilt (her high school colors). I made my quilt (69 x 74") bigger than the pattern (50 x 60") since I was not using a layer cake. My husband says I'm in my big quilt phase as I usually make as least queen size. :-) I changed the border a little as I have my squares offfset by half a square, instead of a full square.