Another fabulous Suzy Quilts pattern just dropped today! Bayside is a simple but funky quilt that, if you aren't paying attention, will probably fry your brain. Especially if you are using prints.
Notice, if you will, that I used all solids. This is most definitely a beginner-friendly quilt, but it is not a distracted-quilter- or two-glasses-of-wine-quilter-friendly quilt.
This quilt makes prodigious use of templates. Triangle templates. And I don't know about you, but my brain is TERRIBLE with triangles. This is why I didn't use prints- if you use prints, not only do you have to keep several sizes of templates straight AND switch back and forth between positive- and negative-space thinking, you have to make sure that you reverse your templates when appropriate so that your mirrored shapes match up. Not for the faint-hearted, although most seem to have handled it anyway. Suzy has a good tutorial at the link in my first paragraph, and if you're nervous about cutting in, watch that first!
All that forewarning aside- this is is a super fun and super fast make. Check out the hashtag for all of the crazy color combos! The other fun thing about it, at least for the baby size that I made, is that you don't use half of the strips you cut for each color, so you can make a scrappy improv back! I love how the quilting shows up a little off-kilter on the stripes above, and the leftover HRTs in the upper right add just a bit of edge. I had envisioned this as a girly Christmas quilt, but I think it mostly comes out as a modern girly quilt, which is fine by me.