While I went with a red and blue variation, because the quilt uses two colors plus a background, I thought that it would be a great pattern to highlight favorite sports team or college colors. The blocks are really large (16" x 16" finished) so this baby quilt having only 9 blocks came together pretty quickly.
I went back and forth on the quilting and finally decided on some large scale cross-hatch quilting to give the quilt a little texture but not take away from the simple piecing. For the backing, I was originally going to use a large scale blue floral print, but once the top was complete I liked how it was very simple and gender neutral so I went with a solid gray. The finishing touch is the bias stripe binding (from April Showers by Bonnie and Camille). I love how well it matches the solid blue and gives the quilt top a little something extra.
Pattern: Tic Tac Hastag by Meadow Mist Designs (available soon), in the baby size (48" x 48")
Fabrics: Kona Royal, Kona White, Polka dot by Robert Kaufman, Blue bias stripe from April Showers by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
Quilting: by me in a large scale cross-hatch pattern using Aurifil 50wt in 2024 white
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