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WIP: Isla's baby Enchanted Garden Baby Quilt

I always do more quilting in the winter, and I have been in a quilting frenzy since Thanksgiving! I felt bad about making a quilt for Gunnar's friend when I still hadn't finished a baby quilt for my niece! So I dug out this adorable Lewis and Irene fabric bundle I'd been hoarding and got to work.  The pattern is based on a quilt I saw on instagram, but for the life of me I couldn't find a pattern for it--but that wasn't enough to make me give up. I did a lot of math and trial and error and arguing about triangles with both Jack and Gunnar, but finally managed to reverse engineer the pattern!  Here it is up on my makeshift "design wall." (I didn't feel like crawling around on the floor to lay this out lol.)  Also, the fabric glows in the dark!   
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