Friends who are also neighbours of my sister, and whom I’ve known long enough to be casual friends? good acquaintances? had a baby last week. I knew the baby was coming (because really, who is surprised by a baby’s arrival?!) but I procrastinate and I’m busy but I finally got down to it. My sister said I didn’t need to make them a quilt but I was all “pshaw, I’m a quilter and that’s what I do, so step off!*”
I asked for details in the casual way quilters have, and was told:
I have this fabric, given to me by my sister. It was the best of the bunch she gave me for my birthday last year.
These are dragon-esque right?
I did a preliminary fabric pull which was so exciting. I love fabric! All the fabric!
But I calmed down and refined my pull. It is just a baby quilt after all, not a king size quilt.
I started five blocks and was unsure of how to proceed. I love having digital cameras handy to evaluate options.
Option 1 on the left with nine blocks and option 2 on the right, five blocks with rail fence blocks as spacers.
I had Sunday off so I made four more blocks and was able to complete the top, baste and quilt it. Now I need to do the binding, label it and mail it!
Since this is all scraps, I’m linking up with Quilting is More Fun than Housework!
*I totally love my sister. I think she was trying to save me some work. I’m excited about having a reason to make a quilt. I hope one day she’ll understand.