a quilt for a new cousin!

We’re so excited to welcome another new baby to our extended family! Just a month after Max was born, my cousin and his wife gave birth to an adorable baby boy, Aidan. We’re hoping these little guys will have lots of fun together.

And of course a quilt had to be made for this new little one. I worked on this quilt while pregnant — at the time, I wasn’t sure if they were having a boy or girl, so I went the safe route with fabrics in blues and greens. You may recall the Ink & Spindle quilt I made for Nido – this is a similar quilt but in the blue/green colorway. I do adore these Ink & Spindle prints – they’re lovely organic fabrics screenprinted with Lara and Tegan’s gorgeous designs.

I altered this quilt design just a bit to make it a bit smaller and turned it into more of a square shape, thinking it would make a fun playmat. I cut down the second horizontal strip of printed fabrics and used the excess for the backing.

The sashing on the front of the quilt is hemp, and was included in the Ink & Spindle quilt kit. It matches this Essex linen quite well, so I used that on the backing along with a little Moda Bella in Teal. It’s quilted with random straight lines and bound in a dark blue solid. Hopefully it will get lots of use!

Congrats Zach & Kim!! We can’t wait to meet Aidan!

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