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Flying colors on a cloudy day

i completed this baby playmat slash quilt last week on a rainy day, just in time for it to never be cloudy again. 😢 I love weather; it makes no sense for me to live in Southern California. 

I used a layer cake of Flying Colors by Momo for Moda (love love love Momo), and some cloudy blue linen (Essex cotton linen from Robert Kaufman) to do the back and the appliqués. First time doing appliqué and it was fun. Especially fun quilting around them. It makes them puff up even more after washing and gives the clouds and raindrops a cool texture. That’s important for babies. They can’t read. Interesting textures are all they have for entertainment.