One of my co-workers became a grandma for the first time recently and we all know that babies are to be welcomed with much celebration...and a quilt, so this was a good reason to get back behind the sewing machine.
I actually have 2 other quilts that are recently bound, but I haven't taken any pictures yet.
The Mama decorated the nursery in pinks and grays so I dug deep in my stash to come up with enough variety. My collection of pinks and grays is itty bitty and the pickings are slim, but I think this works:
I did pick up this print from Hobby Lobby for a backing:
And I used this tutorial for Amy Smart's Vintage Star Baby Quilt although I combined the two by using one star and the other border.
Jackie chose this sweet design that adds the perfect whimsical touch:
And I used the only pink print that I had enough of for the binding:
It finished at 40" square- I do wish it was a tad larger. Babies don't stay tiny for long, but I'll definitely be making this one again.
I rarely sit down and sew for very long at a time. Seems I'm always jumping up to tend to this or that. This time DH called and asked if I'd unsaddle his horse. He was checking on a fence project between us and the neighbors and it had started to rain. Then I got sidetracked and started whacking weeds with the grub hoe.
Let's see how much I can stitch before the next interruption and I'm not complaining - not even a little because I know how spoiled I am, not to mention thankful, and loving on the horses is always a good way to spend at least a little bit of each day.
So this little quilt came together rather quickly and it felt good to sit behind the sewing machine again after 7 weeks and another little baby girl is now officially wrapped in love and a quilt!!