Last week I mentioned that I had too little of the stripe fabric I was planning for the border of my Treehouse Party baby quilt. Too little of Plan B, the green tonal print, too.
Susie's Magic Binding to the rescue. It truly is magical how this works! I had just enough of each fabric to create the self-piped binding. Now the quilt is finished and bound.
Actually, I think this is one of my most favorite ever donation quilts. The colors are much more subtle and sophisticated than the ones usually seen in baby quilts. The pattern is a simple medallion style which really makes the most of the focus print. This quilt will go to Operation Shower eventually.
The backing is a thick, soft flannel, given to me awhile ago by a generous friend for use in my donation quilts. I love a flannel back for a baby quilt.
The same generous friend gave me the batting for this quilt as well. She's a member of the guild who supports Operation Shower, and she says this is her way of contributing. (Thanks so much, Cherie!) I'm looking forward to someday being able to get back together live with the guild and being able to pass this quilt and several others along to the OS coordinator.