Today is Show and Tell Friday on Amy's blog. This is the first time I have ever participated, but I am hoping to do it more often. Which means I will hopefully be finishing up all the UFO's* I have stuffed in the closet.*UFO's~unfinished objects
This is a quilt I made for a little baby girl. I babysat her mother when I was a teenager. Yes, that makes me feel old. Anyway, I didn't have time to make her one and have it ready for her shower because I was still working on Roman's quilt. I went to her shower with another small hand made gift. I told her I wanted to make her a quilt. She already knew she was having a girl and got a lot of pink stuff that day. When I asked her what she would like she mentioned a smaller quilt that would match her stroller. It was sage green and chocolate brown. I was all over that! Small, green and brown....how hard could that be? Well, I had the hardest time finding fabric for this one than I have ever had in my entire life! Those two colors in a combination was super hard to find. Everything was lime green, or if it was brown it had pink or blue. So I ended up finding a few pieces at the local fabric store. But everyone that I found didn't have very much left on the bolt. I think all of the greens could be considered sage but they are different shades. I was afraid it I picked just one that it would clash horribly with her stroller and that would drive me bonkers. So I bought what they had and went home to try to figure out what I was going to do with it.
I measured a little fleece blanket that Bryson had gotten for a baby gift. I used it with his stroller and it was the perfect size. Just big enough to tuck around him but not so big that it got tangled up in the wheels. That was the measurement I was aiming for. I cut strips 2 1/2" wide and alternated between the greens and browns. I ended up with it being 28"x37". It took me longer than I had hoped to finish it because I could never find the time to work on it. But I finished it Tuesday night! I machine pieced the top and hand quilted the entire quilt. I also added all the binding by hand. I took it to her mom at church on Sunday because she keeps the baby during the week and she was going to give it to me for her! I hope she likes it!