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.
The 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!