One of my son's autism tutors recently had her first baby, a girl! Knowing that the mom loved her Irish heritage (her wedding colors were even orange, green, and white), we decided a little tribute to Ireland for the baby was in order.
I do realize if this was a flag it would be upside down. I already gave her the quilt before I realized my mistake and couldn't retake the pictures. Luckily, this is just a loose interpretation and can just pretend it's a color block quilt instead, right?
Backing was a simple yellow floral print. We didn't know the gender at the time I was making the quilt, otherwise we may have thrown in a bit of pink here.
There is the correct way for the flag! I quilted a lot of small width straight lines with a couple of wider strips down each color, for some visual and textural interest.
I'm not going to lie, it took a while to sew all of those lines, but it was a worth it in the end. The quilt washed up beautifully and is super soft.
Congrats to the Nelson family! Can't wait to see more pictures of their little Irish girl!