So, I took Holly's Colorblock Pattern and made some adjustments. I cut the top down from 6 horizontal strips to 5 since that's how many fabrics were in my bundle. I also cut down the dimensions of the blocks to make the quilt a little smaller.
Then instead of adding another fabric for the vertical strip, I used a solid brown and hand-embroidered Hayden's name to add a personal touch. I just put a layer of thin batting behind it while embroidering it to give the fabric more weight to hold the stitches.
So this morning when I went to cut away the extra batting--yep, I did it. I cut right through the brown fabric too. :( Like a quarter of an inch away from the E in Elizabeth! But rather than toss it (since I don't have enough of that brown left over and really didn't want to re-embroider the name anyway!!) I decided to just trim down both sides even and add in some extra brown. Hopefully it won't be too noticeable. I did some careful sewing around the E and I don't think it looks too bad.
I am considering doing different fmq stitching in each of the 5 fabric sections but I'm not sure yet. I may just do an all-over design. Suggestions??
This was such a quick and easy quilt top to make, I'd highly recommend it to anyone wanting a baby quilt quick. And it was all from stash--so that makes it even better right??
Since I finished this on a Friday, I'm linking up with Amanda Jean and her Finish It Up Friday.