A while back (see this post), I handstitched some pastels into an English Paper Piecing design ...
Last week, I finished it up into a little quilt, just in time for a friend's baby shower.
The pebble-quilting was fun on the other two little quilts I recently finished, so I did some more of that on this quilt. And I like the defined look that some contrast stitching gives, so I handstitched some pink perle cotton around the centerpiece.
It's hard to tell it from the photos, but the pebble quilting in the center is stitched in white, and the pebble quilting on the background is stitched in pink. Lately, I've started "signing" most of my quilts by stitching initials and a date into the quilting somewhere.
I'd had this cute piece of patchwork-looking fabric for a while, waiting for some cute baby-gift project, and it worked out well. The quilting even looks pretty good from the back!
All finished up!