I started making a quilt for a baby boy using bright solids mixed with shades of brown and cream. I thought the neutral tones would calm the brights, but then I thought it was a bit too calm. I threw in a much needed plot twist — polka dots.
Baby quilts always make me dream of the recipient’s future. This quilt made me think how colorful the regular days are when you’re a child, and how much more the big days will really stand out in his memory.
Then for good measure, I did a little hand quilting around the stars in the polka dotted blocks, just to give them an extra little pop.
The backing is a print of old comic book ads from the Rocket Age collection by October Afternoon for Riley Blake. The backing along with the wood grain binding makes me think of little boys reading comic books in their tree house over summer break. (And it was a lot of fun stitching what looked like wood to paper!)
Summer days and babies … anticipation!