I've been working on finishing the framed squares quilts. I think I'll make the pattern once or twice more and then write it up. Here is the second version.
The higher contrast definitely makes more impact.
I quilted it stitching in the ditch around the sashing and then in a square spiral in the ditch for the center squares. The border blocks got simple Xs.
I was going to do something free motion, but I chickened out. I did a couple of tests, but just wasn't happy with my free motion skills. I also thought about straight line quilting, but couldn't figure out what color to use. I thought there was enough going, without adding more to it.
I ended up LOVING the backing. I used the fabrics from the front and then two coordinating fabrics.
I used a dark brown with black dots for the binding.
I really want to start on Baby Girl's quilt, but I feel terrible about starting a big new project, before I wrap up the works in progress. I need to keep feeling guilty about starting new projects before the old ones are done or I'll end up with a huge stack of quilt tops. I hate quilting. This little lap quilt didn't take too long, but I just don't like quilting. I was happy to sit and hand sew the binding in comparison.
Up next is the first version in cream and beige.