I've been mysteriously absent from my blog ... it doesn't mean I haven't been making stuff, but more like I haven't finished any stuff! I've started a new job that keeps me just a little too busy, but that's neither here nor there so let me show you something I actually finished ...
A baby quilt! My daughter has a teacher who just had a baby this year (she's on maternity leave, to be returning shortly to the classroom), and I love using book-themed fabric for book lovers.
I love Elizabeth's updated Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern which includes a twin size quilt. I'm going to make that bigger version one day! In the meanwhile, I offer you the Walking Quilted photo of the finished quilt :
And a close-up of the quilt :
I'm especially proud of the free motion quilting that I did where I attempted to quilt in the names of all of Dr Seuss' book titles in the white strip portion. Can you read the "Dr Seuss and ..." here? :
I loved the fabric I used for the binding, a new addition to the line-up at Joann's, and a pretty nice quality fabric to boot. (I see myself stocking up on this.) I did my usual tab-style quilt label, though this was my first experimental one which ended up too large, but then I ran out of time so I grabbed it & used it anyway.
Hooray for finishing something! It's been sent off and has a happy new home.
Wonder if I can mange to scrounge up a few more finished objects to post here? In the meanwhile I hope your finishing goes well. :)