The latest baby quilt for my new great-niece: an Irish Chain made completely from fabric from Mom's old scrub tops. I used to make her shirts/scrub tops that she wore the years she worked. She was an RT (radiology technologist or x-ray technician). My niece, who just had her 3rd baby girl, is also an RT. This new little baby shares a middle name with mom (the great-grandma). Mom was delighted - with the name and the quilt.
The baby's first name has celtic/gaelic origins, so this quilt is an Irish Chain. I used a flanged binding for this one, which was a first for me. I don't know if you can see from the picture, but there is a tiny bit of yellow along the edge of the pink binding. This one finished 38 x 50". Hobb's Heirloom Natural cotton batt.
The scrappy back.
Shamrocks in the alternating blocks. I printed out a pattern and stitched through the paper, following the lines - or attempting to. :) Another first for me. It is a little "wobbly," but my free-motion quilting skills leave much to be desired. Something must be improving, because I didn't have issues with constant thread-breaking this time. My stitches are not consistent, and most are too small/close together. Too much foot pedal speed and moving too slowly around the pattern, but one thing about it, the paper was well perforated by the time I was done! I will probably use this technique again. It helped me out quite a bit.