I've been thinking about this quilt for a couple of years, bought the fabric back in April, cut out the squares before getting sidetracked by the quilt for my sister and, in typical form, finished stitching the binding on just in time to give this to Ali for his birthday. I am so glad to get it done! This one was also quilted by Jeannette, which made it possible to get it finished - I don't think I could have done it in time, nor wedged it through the throat of my machine. It does feel a little bit like cheating to post away the quilt top and backing and get it back as an almost-finished quilt, especially being able to skip the basting which is my least favourite part of quilting, but the finished quilt looks great and the long arm quilting makes it very sturdy too.
It's very similar to the quilt I made for my nephew last year, but I cut 4" squares instead of 5" ones, and used 4" sashing. The fabrics for the front are mostly Lizzy House Constellations, Rebekah Ginda Robotic for Birch, Nancy Wolff for Kokka, a bit of Architextures and a few other bits and pieces. And - my favourite square - a vintage space boy handkerchief that Marina gave me.
The back is mostly a piece of vintage cotton I've been hoarding since we lived in Japan, and the other pieces were just added to make it big enough - the Nancy Wolff prints are on a cotton/linen blend and have a really lovely weight to them.
He's very happy with it, and has been sleeping tucked under it, which makes me very happy too.