I haven't a clue as to why I abandoned my sewing machine for over 3 months, but it seems as if we have been reunited:
And after a couple of hours this weekend,
a baby quilt top was born:
This is a tutorial from Amy Smart for the Lone Star Baby Quilt. I made one last year for a co-worker's first grand baby
and I think this is going to be my go-to quilt pattern for a baby girl. At first I thought it might be kind of small (it's 38 x 38 once it's been washed), but my co-worker said it's their favorite gift, the perfect size, and it gets used every single day. That's a winning combination in my book.
It's been a long dry spell, but I've got more baby quilts to make so here's hoping the stitching continues!