Joelle Hoverson's follow the lines baby quilt was made for a coworker's newborn, Grace. And, from what I understand now, it's Grace's favorite blanket. How can that not make your heart melt? Knowing that makes handmade gifts even more precious—not only to the receiver . . . but also to this giver.
My first attempt at a similar version of this quilt was more like the original Joelle Hoverson pattern and I used a binding rather than wrapping the front fabric to the back as an edge like on this pink one. The binding definitely gives a more polished appearance—but there's something about the wrapped/folded binding that I like a little better. And, if I do this again . . . I'll probably go that route.
But, for now . . . I can rest assured that this soft pink fabric is resting sweetly against the cheek of baby Grace. And, I get to enjoy the daily reminder of that sweetness when I wake up each day and see the blue version (the first one) of it laying quietly on the chair that we hope to one day rock our own babies to sleep in.