Baby and toddler quilts are just the most fun to make, aren't they? Here are three more that I finished recently. These penguins on parade were made with orphan blocks that I won as part of another blogger's give away. I'm sorry to say I can't find her contact info, alas. So let's just concentrate on how stinkin' cute those blocks are! I added scrappy blue and yellow strips and bits to fill in the background.
Here's a close-up of one of the dapper little guys and a peek at the back of the quilt. This one will probably go to Little Lambs as part of the Hands2Help challenge.
The next two quilts have both been sent off to Quilts Beyond Borders. This one is made from charm squares and a little orange background fabric. That same orange is the binding, too. The bright fabrics feature butterflies and various smiling bugs, giraffes, and peapods. Yes, peapods.
The back uses up some older yellow and green fabrics. I include the backings, even rather uninteresting ones, to help me remember what they look like. Sometimes the charities will share photos of children with their quilts, and all that shows is the backing, so it's helpful to document them.
The third quilt started with some HSTs that were given to me by Jan, The Colorful Fabriholic. The pretty browns and golds reminded me of a Laurel Burch horse panel I had tucked away.
I've loved Laurel's works for years, wearing her jewelry designs back in the 80's. I had no idea she also designed fabric until I became a quilter! I've been hoarding this panel for a while, and needed a little nudge to use it up. Many thanks to Jan for providing the blocks that inspired this little piece.
This fabric covered with horses is perfect for the back, don't you think? I scored a large lot of it that had been sewn into curtains. After unpicking a few seams and trimming off some faded areas, I ended up with several nice chunks. I hope a horse loving child enjoys this quilt!