I love making gifts for friends who are expecting babies. I have made four so far this year. Because they have all been given to the recipients, I can finally share photos!
I is for Inchworm
J is for Jay
M is for Moose. This moose is from a photograph of a moose I took on my honeymoon in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was the first moose my husband ever saw. We saw another half dozen later that evening, but this one was enormous.
N is for Newt. The fabric really made this one. It is a Red Eft (juvenile Eastern Newt) and they are bright orange with spots
and S is for Skunk
I have started skipping around a little bit to be more efficient. If I have black thread in the machine, I might as well so a bunch of black areas on a bunch of pages.
G is for Garter Snake
H is for (Great Blue) Heron!
I was planning to get a few more done today, but then I realized it would be much more efficient to stitch around all of the words and letters first, so I get the layering correct and have to change thread fewer times.
The younger kids failed to nap at the same time on Friday, so I didn’t get any sewing done. I finished my ironing on Monday. Now to start sewing, if I can get the naps right today!
Okay, so they aren’t done, but they are halfway there! And I remembered that I had G and H halfway done already, too. So only six more pages to iron before I start sewing! S, T, U, V, W, and X hopefully coming tomorrow.
Last week I came across this almost-finished quilt. When I was pregnant with Miss C. I became fascinated with quilting and started a simple quilt with pre-cut 5″ squares and a 5″ border. I’m not sure what distracted me, but I put it down when it just needed the quilting and the edging done and then forgot about it.
It’s done now!
I personalized it on the back with a fabric marker. I’ll give it to her at Christmas because it just makes sense.
I’m not a skilled quilter by any means, but the cat approves. In fact, he has offered to take the quilt if Miss C. doesn’t like it.