Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday's Summary

Another productive week! 
This week I worked on another baby quilt. This one for my DD2's best friend, J. I wasn't able to attend her baby shower in December as I was out of I procrastinated...a little. Actually, I did start on this quilt 
with the intention of giving it but then my daughter sent me fabric for Christmas and 2 of the prints were to be used for J's baby quilt. 
Building Blocks was set aside. 
I had to rethink the pattern I would use and search through my stash for more coordinating fabrics. A perfect opportunity for more procrastination...after all, the baby wasn't due until the 1st week of March and I had UFO's to complete...namely Wings! and This & That. 
Yes, I do have a few more...but that's for another day Ü 
So on Monday night after Knitting Club, I decided to start cutting out the fabric. I had decided on using a pattern by Allison of Cluck, Cluck, Sew called Seville. I changed the size to make it a baby quilt and did my homework on how many of each block I would need. On Tuesday, I started piecing. These blocks went together very quickly. The whole top went together in a day and I pieced the back Wednesday.
On Thursday, I started FMQ and while doing so, my DD2 told me that J had gone to the hospital in labor. With the quilting complete, I made and attached the binding. Baby was born that night!
Yesterday, I finished hand sewing the binding, making the label and washing the quilt. Another finish!
Introducing Giraffe Love
 pictures taken before label and washing
I love the back almost as much as the front!
The 2 fabrics sent by my daughter are the giraffe print and the border stripe. I believe they are prints by Michael Miller...the rest of the fabrics from my stash.

On a techy note...I made my first button all by myself! (My blog button was made by my BIL.) I figured since I have been posting weekly summaries of my progress, I needed wanted a button and was determined to figure out how to do one. Yep, it's on top of this post and on my sidebar! Grab it if you like.

Finally, a friend emailed me this knowing that I'm a coffee/chocolate lover. 
Until next week...Enjoy!


  1. It's so cute! I love making my backs as cute as the front.

  2. It's a lovely quilt, I love that patch of giraffes too. Teh building block quilt is amazing! Are you still working on that?


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