general conference broadcast (more on that later). the first thing i got done was the binding for baby's quilt. we were all hanging out in the glorious spring weather in our backyard between sessions when i decided to go ahead and photograph the quilt. baby saw her blanket and wouldn't get out of the way, wanting to sit on, roll up in, and drag it all around despite my intentions otherwise.
originally, i was going to make her a modern charm squares quilt (pattern from elizabeth hartman here) out of french general's pom pom de paris from moda. and i still want to. but when i saw this oppsa daisy line i also wanted to wip up a quick 6 and 1/2 dozen quilt for her. well, that "quick" quilt took a year to complete. (i will admit the top was super quick; the rest, including the handquilting was the hang-up.) now i think i will make that charm squares quilt with two charm packs instead of one so she can have a larger quilt for when she is older. in time, i will, that is. she already has two other blankets, her 4sq and the furry minky made by kelly, our sewing teacher. i think we are good on blankets and quilts for her for now.
you're just what i need (originally the bundle book) by ruth krauss. in it, a toddler hides under a blanket and mother tries to guess what could be under there. it's one we've been reading for years. our baby was having the best time playing with her quilt. for about 10 minutes, or as long as i wanted to photograph it.
there is one tiny problem with this quilt. when i put the panels together, i didn't notice that i put the large pink tulip that appears in the red and white large floral right next to each other on the quilt top (see first photo, top left). i did turn the white panels so they wouldn't blend with the red as much, but i didn't notice those tulips together. it kinda bugs me when i see it. bummer. but not a deal breaker.
i am still super happy this is done and finally in my baby's hands for good!