Why? Why? Why, did I wait until a week before the shower to make a quilt? I have known my friend is pregnant for quite awhile . . . but yet panic has to set in before I get busy. Chasing after my toddlers yesterday at Max's baseball game I did the math. If you want to get the quilt on the long-arm to be quilted, it should have been on the list for at least a week. Okay the pattern I had in mind for this one, not happening. I opted for a strip quilt with fabric I have been hoarding, Anna Marie Horner's Good Folks. My friend loves pink and green and I think the colors will be a lovely contemporary take on traditional baby quilt. I love how the top and back have come out. So off I will rush to my local quilt shop today to see if it can be put into the schedule, if not I will be machine quilting this one myself. Stay tuned.
Love the three Good Folk prints mixed with Alexander Henry's woodgrain and pears.
I have always loved the look of a back with a strip of the piecing from the top, can't wait to see the finished product. I thought it would be so hard, but really after trimming everything square, I just had to add a piece to the top and bottom to make the back big enough for the quilt sandwich.
I really hope the long-arm schedule can work for me! The girls at KC Fabric right here in Saratoga do such a nice job and it really makes the quilt. Also having to fit in the quilting of the quilt would set me over the edge. I still want to make a pair of shoes, a diaper and wipe envelope and some bibs. After making so much for my sister I can't just stop at a quilt, but maybe this time I will have to!