Both of my kids are sleeping right now. It is almost paralyzing to choose the best way to spend this rare time. I do enjoy blogging, so here it goes:
A little while ago, I blogged about this cute plaid dress that I bought for Charlotte with the intention of eventually cutting it up to make a birth announcement quilt. I have also been asked to submit a quilt (or quilts) to the Manchester quilt show, A Quilter's Gathering, for their special exhibit on the theme of "celebrations." I am hoping to finish Charlotte's quilt in time for the show.
I chose fabrics from my stash to match the dress:
I tried to find pieces that weren't totally monochromatic - such is the case for so much of my stash. I do have to say that I am a little surprised that I went with such a pastel palette - I prefer brights in general - but this works for a baby themed quilt, no?
I chickened out, a little, when it came to cutting up the dress. So far, I have only cut up the bloomers. I keep trying to tell myself that fall is coming and she won't be wearing such a "springy" dress anytime soon. But baby clothes are just so precious and it's hard to put the scissors to them!
I am nearly done with this long-standing WIP. I am doing some simple pearl cotton quilting around each hexie flower. I have loved this! It's so therapeutic and looks SO much better than the free-motion wack-job I attempted on my home machine (remember I mentioned that I did 2 hours of seam-ripping at LQF?).......
I also did more hand sewing when I attached the binding to my Feathers baby quilt. I will do a grand reveal on Friday.
Thanks for reading!