It seems like ALL of my friends are pregnant. I know that not ALL of my friends are expecting, but sheesh. It sure does seem like all of them are.
As I count, there are 3 little ones still cooking, and 2 little humans that are already out and about.
I have one quilt enroute, and another one already gifted. I’ll blog about those later this week. And I only have one more quilt to finish!
Here’s the top of one that I finished in November – for some reason, I do not have a photo of the complete quilt! What is wrong with me?? These are blocks that I’ve had complete for awhile, yet of course, I waited until the week before her shower to finish it! It was pretty simple to put together, and I kept that simplicity in a whole cloth back and straight line quilting. I attached the binding with my machine, partly to finish it quicker than hand binding but mostly for durability. This is a baby quilt after all. I expect a bunch of washes!
The baby shower was lovely, and when the mama-to-be started to open my gift, she said, “Did you make this?” knowing that I make stuff. I said, “yes” and then we both kind of teared up. The other guests were kind and lovely with their compliments of the quilt and of my work.
I forget that even though I might think it is simple, folks that do not quilt or sew do not. So, even though I kind of ‘poo-poo-d’ my effort – “oh, its just simple blocks and straight seams” the other ladies were impressed. And according to the mama, the quilt matches the nursery.
Anyway, the fabric is Bluebird Park by Kate & Birdie Paper Co (fabric I ended up not using in my 2014 Sugar Block of the Month) and the pattern is a loose adaptation of Stitched in Color’s Color Brick Quilt. Kona Celery frames the bricks.