Two Baby Quilts

I’ve recently finished 2 baby quilts.  One for my boyfriend’s new born nephew, and one for my mom’s friend’s great-grand daughter.

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IMG_3231The first, for my boyfriend’s nephew, was going to be a shower gift.  When I realized that I was not going to finish it in time for the shower, I decided it would be the perfect christening gift.  I made it from a kit that I bought from Cottons, Etc. at a quilt show.  The white parts were grey polka dot in the original kit.  I thought it needed a little brightening so I swapped it out for the white I had in my stash.  The center was supposed to be plain, but since I wouldn’t need to finish it until after the baby was born, I decided to use the embroidery machine to record the pertinent details. I love giving a gift that is personal that can’t be bought in a store. I always hope that it makes the recipient feel special.

 

The second quilt was actually pieced by my mom  (on left in photo) and her friend, Barb (on right).  I just did the machine quilting for them.  They had fun working on the top together and I had fun doing the free-motion quilting!

Currently, I’m working on several challenges.  Our quilt guild has it’s biennial show in October.  Last August, a challenge was presented to motivate us to finish our UFO’s.  We were given the opportunity to list up to 5 unfinished projects that we wanted to finish to put in the show.  I listed 5. Two of which are finished.  Two are well on their way.  One more will not be done by the August 16th deadline.

Things that make me smile:

  • Picking blueberries and cherries
  • And of course, eating fresh picked blueberries and cherries!

Let’s go spread some sunshine!

-Melanie