When I know for months that a friend is having a baby, I still wait till the last minute to finish the quilt. Literally. I pondered and dreamed, let ideas percolate and marinate, then decided on a design and had only a few days to get 'er done. Sheesh. I used a collection of homespun plaid scraps to make little bow ties, with a taupe stripey shirting back ground to give the blocks a vintage look. Since the parents of this new baby like all things outdoorsy I picked an Ed Emberly animal print for a border. It didn't fit with the vintage look, but still made me smile.
|From Mary Hickey's book, "Sweet and Simple Baby Quilts"|
I got the October challenge black applique blocks sewn together with yellow sashing and a border of black and white Moda "Lazy Daisy" Mama Said Sew. I sent it off to my sister, Pam, to quilt on her long arm, and didn't get a photo. It looks darling and a lot like a bumble bee. Goal Done!
My quilt guild, Pinehurst Quilters, had a fund raising quilt and craft auction last week. It was a big production for our little club, lots of generous and creative women, and we raised over $4500 for our group and for community projects such as Quilts of Valor and Hike for Healthy Hooters. Here is a photo of the set up.
|My Christmas Wreath Quilt is on the left.|