Another finish to share on this gloomy Friday. So excited to have this one done, another completion for my 4th quarter FAL list. Around 2010, I joined the EPP hexagon craze and decided to border them in some dark grey Kona. SO much hand sewing but there was no way I was in love with it enough to make a full grandmother's garden quilt. So I came up with the idea of making a giant flower on top of a whole cloth background:
It would've been neater if I had sewed all the gray ones together, but I just sandwiched them tightly together and appliqued them onto the background fabric.
Our town library has a "Be a Santa to a Senior" Christmas tree in the children's department: there are gift tags decorating the trees with names of local seniors and ideas of what they need. I chose two tags that named "throw blanket" for two women, so I am going to wrap up this quilt as well as this one (Blockapalooza sampler) to donate. Last year I made 10 pillowcases in honor of the Newtown tragedy- I am thinking I should have an annual tradition of doing some charitable sewing every Christmas season.
I finally used some of my vintage fabric for the backing and some leftover Hope Valley binding from this quilt. As you can see, I decided to round the corners of the quilt.
I have also been busy with sewing a few gifts. A friend of mine is having a girl after having three boys. When I looked at my children's stash fabrics, I was a little surprised at how many boy novelty fabrics I have- I guess I let myself shop a little more when I just had Gregory. Super Girls came to the rescue for these bibs. I used a favorite tutorial on Sew She Sews.
I also made some large receiving blankets out of some Joann's stash flannel. Don't you agree that store bought receiving blankets are just too small? I always use 1.25 yards of prewashed flannel, round the corners, and do a simple double stitch around the edge.
Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!