I have had my eye on a couple of patterns for a while, waiting for the right occasion to give them a try. We are so fortunate to have a wonderful relationship with my daughter-in-law's family and were thrilled to hear her sister was expecting her first child. I wanted to make something for the baby shower (even though the new Mom is a quilter). Fabric, mostly from my stash, was selected to accompany the new yellow and gray nursery.
The pattern is Chevron & On by Megan Bohr in Quilty magazine.
I've had great success with Noodlehead's patterns and this divided basket pattern turned out to be another well written, very doable project! There will definitely be more of these in my future.
The new Dad is a big fan of rubber duckies so of course I played that card.
Debating the backing fabric, the great folks at Fabric Corner in Arlington, MA suggested flannel. This was my first time using flannel on a backing. Little yellow and gray trains! Adorable!
And I love that the polar bear is holding onto the basket in the nursery!