For this baby quilt and in order to purposefully create a 'scrappy' look, I used many different fabrics.
Vivid colors make it a cheerful, stimulating panorama for baby's developing eyesight.
I carried the same patchwork of colors into the piano keys border.
There's also a lot of color in the pieced backing of this quilt.
The back could easily have been used as the front of another quilt! I'm sure 150 years ago, when fabric wasn't as readily available as it is now, a young mother might have pieced a quilt top much like this one . . . using remnants left over from making clothing for her family.
Because this baby quilt measures 35½" x 39", it's small enough that a toddler could easily carry it around him or herself. It's also a good size to cover a little one while in the car seat or stroller.
If you'd like to read more about and see other pictures of this baby quilt, simply click here.