I was in a bit of a panic when she was born because her quilt wasn't ready for her! I stayed up late on Tuesday night to finish the quilting and binding, and then threw it into the washer & dryer the next morning. It was all finished by the time she came home from the hospital - whew! Here's how it looked before I washed it.
Lately, I have been seeing some quilts with the recipient's name written on the back, so I decided to try and do that with this baby quilt.
At first I was going to piece the letters, but I ended up using machine applique with a cute font.
The binding was made using leftover bits of the fabrics I had, so it's scrappy. I can't remember what brand of cotton batting I used, because I used leftovers from another project, but I was amazed at how much it shrunk! The quilt was 36" wide when I made it, and after washing it measured only 31" - that's a LOT!
Since my last post three weeks ago, hubby & I spent a week in Missouri & Illinois on vacation. Visited the St. Louis Arch, the Zoo, and the Botanical Gardens. Then we drove up the Mississippi River to the beautiful small town of Nauvoo which was very significant in the history of our church. Now that we're home from vacation & the baby has arrived, I'm hoping that life will settle down to normal and I can start posting more regularly.
We're loving this new addition to our family - we now have four grandchildren and hope for several more eventually.