Using the tutorial by Corey on Coriander Quilts, I printed out 72 templates and started stitching. I had cut a whole pile of 1 inch strings to stitch onto the paper templates, so these came together quite quickly. It was very meditative and I loved seeing the fabrics I loved finding a space next to one another. It is like being reunited with old friends.
After an IG poll, I have decided to use Essex Linen Medium Aqua as the background fabric. The lavender cross hatch did indeed win the popular vote, but when I had a good look at it in real life I did not like it nearly as much as I did the linen. You have to go with your gut, right?
This will be the last I show you of this quilt until the baby arrives. I need to keep a bit of surprise for when it is gifted. Until then, know I am quietly stitching away, loving every bit of it.