Lucy is a little lady bug. . .
Saturday, October 13, 2007
My good friend, Kate Santos, and I went through our pregnancies together. . . commiserating and sharing good maternity clothes finds. She was due 6 weeks ahead of me, but we both ended up on bed rest and both ended up delivering early. She'd stop by at the hospital after non-stress tests and then the weekend her baby was born, she was just down the hall from me so I could get wheeled down to visit. It was so fun to have her there for a bit. Now we get to go through the newborn phase together. . . anyhow, this quilt is for her cute baby, Norah.
P.S. On this one I used the back pattern, an Amy Butler lotus design, to set my quilt pattern. . . maybe its the lazy way out because I hate marking, but it makes it kind of fun and challenging to find a pattern that ties the quilt together, literally!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I just put this little baby quilt in the mail to my new niece in Portland, Daphne. I usually don't put the wild print on the front of the quilt, but this one felt right this way and with a plain green on the back. I tried something new, which isn't obvious in this picture, but used the floral as my quilting pattern. I started in the middle square and free-arm quilted around some of the flower shapes. It looks really cute on the back but it was kind of stressful so I went back to a straight stitch for the outside border.