October Afternoon is a scrapbooking paper company that I have loved for years. I usually buy all of their products whenever I can get my hands on them! So when I saw that October Afternoon had partnered with
Riley Blake Designs to turn their gorgeous paper patterns into cotton quilting fabric, I was over the moon!!
As soon as it was available I bought a charm pack of "Farm Fresh."
Aren't these the cutest prints?
What goes best with sheep, horses, cows and fresh vegetables?
RED and WHITE GINGHAM of course!!
I turned my charm pack squares into a checkerboard quilt top. This one turned out baby-sized - perfect for the crib, the pack'n'play or as a play mat on the floor or grass.
Here is my first baby (who is already 7 and a half!!) modelling my latest creation. He doesn't often volunteer to be part of my crafty photo shoots, so when he stepped up, I shot as many pics as I could!!
Looks cozy, doesn't it??
Here she is in all her glory:
I bought some additional yardage in a matching print to add a border around the checkerboard to make the quilt slightly larger.
Some white ric-rac adds a row of interest between the squares and the border, too.
And here is the lucky mommy-to-be, Andrea. Baby Eastman is scheduled to arrive in less than 2 weeks.
If I was wagering a guess, I am predicting a boy for this dear friend. I guess time will tell......