One of the things that really caught my eye was a colorful map of the world, baby-sized quilt on display by one of my favorite local quilt shops, Stitcher's Crossing. It was adorable but I couldn't justify another small blanket at my house. About a month later I realized we could use some car lap blankets for the kiddos so I ran over to Stitcher's and bought a couple of their last "Map of the World" kits.
Cuteness overload I tell ya.
The fabric is "What A World" by Jill McDonald for P&B Textiles. I can't seem to find the entire line available anywhere (must be the end of the run for this design) but you can find bits here and there.
I'm not one to usually buy a quilt kit (I fancy myself some kind of designer dontchaknow), but I didn't hesitate with this one. It was perfect because of it's simplicity. The fabric really needed to be the star anyway.
I did make some of my own modifications to the pattern. I added some ties so this quilt could easily roll up for storage in the car. I also complicated the quilt back by adding another fun panel from this line with a border instead of the all-over print included. It was REALLY frustrating once I went to quilt these suckers...but in the end, they turned out great.
I can't believe it's taken me this long to share these finished little cuties with you!