Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
I sewed down the binding, sewed on the buttons to the wall hanging and finished the snap bag yesterday morning, all in plenty of time to bring it to today's guild meeting for show and tell. Tomorrow I will mail it to Milan, Italy, where my husband's cousin resides with her husband. She is due March 1st, and I hope baby is patient until the quilt arrives! It's kind of neat how things work out(sometimes)I orignially bought this in 2006 as a kit from my favorite quilt store, Quilt Corner, for a neighbor who was expecting. But then I heard her tell another neighbor that since she was having a boy, her entire color scheme was going to be blue and white . . . Oooops! When I asked my cousin which colors she would like the quilt to be, I was sooooo thrilled when she said yellow and green! I had forgotten about the kit until last March when I cleaned up/redecorated my quilt studio! 7 1/2 yds of fabric GONE! I used it all except a tiny strip left from the background and bits and pieces from the backing. I used the snippits from the half square triangles to make pinwheels to make the wall hanging and the label. I haven't written in the label yet, I am waiting for input from my DH.
The buttons I used on the wallhanging are so sweet! I bought them over 25 years ago when I used to knit a lot of baby sweaters. They are perfect as there are ducks in one of the fabrics. I guess it pays to be a pack rat ;D Today was my lucky day overall - I won the blocks for the block of the month, which I am so thrilled about, I just LOVE them. I also won a drawing for a fat quarter! I should go buy a lottery ticket! Happy Quilting!