So at the end of last week I started to make this baby quilt for a woman in my sorority alumnae group who’s pregnant. And I really didn’t like it. Then I messed it up 5 different ways and tossed it aside in frustration.

Then one of the members of the NYC Metro Mod Quilt Guild, Teri, commented that I should post the photo on our Ning and let other people offer suggestions for how to fix it. So I did. And crafty ladies are the greatest. I haven’t met anyone from this group yet, but their suggestions to cut this into 4 squares and flip them around in different directions was right on the money. Then I took the old backing fabric I cut incorrectly and made it into sashing strips in between this cut up log cabin piece. Now it’s all finished and bound, and I’m in love with it.

The finished quilt. It’s roughly 30″ x 36″, more of a playmat than a crib size blanket. And I’m okay with that, I like this size.

A closeup of the front. That sashing fabric has little bugs in the pattern, which I love.

This is the background fabric, a new addition to this version. Also really happy with it.

Yay! Now I just have to get it into the mail to Kelly.