This one is for my sister. Shhhhh..... she's having a baby in December. I'm so over the moon excited for her! Anyway, they're world travelers so this quilt is right up their alley.
I had this fabric in my stash. No clue when I bought it. I know I got it at Joann's as a remnant. A full panel as a remnant. Yes, thank you! I bought it, figuring I'd do something for my classroom with it later down the line. Never happened. It got buried in my piles and mounds of fabrics. A few weeks ago, I stumbled on it when I was cleaning and organizing my disaster. When I saw it, I knew IMMEDIATELY that it was meant for them. My sister is from the Bay Area of California. Her husband is from England. I put a heart at each location on the map. I toyed with tying it in all the places they have been (and can still do that later) but didn't like that idea since it's for a tiny baby. I knew I had to do something with the printed lines of latitude that were on it. DING! Use those to quilt on! Then I figured out lines of longitude and did 0, 60, and 120 east and west. Done! I did stitch in the ditch on the border and bound it in black to make it look like a frame. I think it turned out pretty darn cute! Hope they love it and it gets lots of use to snuggle and play on the floor with!