Before I show you the baby quilts I just finished and gave to two good friends, I wanted to show you how my Autumn Haze afghan is going. Shirley asked about it in a comment on my last post so I thought I would show you my progress. I forgot all about it since I haven’t been able to knit on it for a month or so because of Christmas gift making.
And guess what? Still not bored with it for one second. In fact it has been very hard to set it aside to get other things done.
This first baby quilt is for my friend Tammy from church. We’ve worked together at church for the last 3 years in the Primary which is where the kids 3-11 years old go. I have really enjoyed working with her and we have become good friends. I really went all out on this quilt for her baby girl.
It is pretty much all stash except for the binding which I went and bought after the quilt was all done and ready to be bound. I love the look of the double pinwheel block.
I used a lot of my favorite fabric in this quilt. It was so fun to stand in front of my shelves of fabric and put this color scheme together.
I free-motion quilted it and even wrote the baby’s name along one of the white sashing strips. It was a fun way to personalize it for her.
The next baby quilt was for another good friend from church. Tiffany had a boy 2 months ago and it took me this long to get it finished. Which is kind of lame since I had the top done quite a while ago because I made it for A Year of Schnibbles.
Tiffany dresses her boys in bow ties for church and it is the cutest thing. As I pieced this quilt I knew I would be giving it to her for her third little boy that would soon be born.
I bundled them both up and my husband and I went to visit both mommies yesterday after church. It feels so good to give a quilt and see the look on the recipient’s face.
They were both so happy to receive them and it put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.