However, I think something deep down might have been at work, for now that both girls have lots of girlfriends who are having babies, all of a sudden I am finding out that they want to make their friends baby quilts!! I am more than willing to encourage this!
Erin has made several already and even guest-blogged about one of them. She currently has another in the works and it is going to look fantastic (no, I'm not at all biased!).
In addition to these, she also will include a couple of her husband's cotton shirts. This is significant, for the mama-to-be is Jeff's sister.
In order to get some of the prints she wanted, she bought some fabric bundles, so now she is on her way to establishing her "stash." She pulled out some of these to use, and some to save for an as yet undetermined future project.
|Obligatory cat-on-quilt picture; why do cats do this???|
Not too many days after these blocks were stitched I got a few texts with questions about spray basting, and she went straight to work layering that quilt and preparing to stitch! (She does not seem to have inherited her mother's tendency toward procrastinating, thankfully!)
|Spray basting completed.|
|Big-stitch quilting begun; isn't it perfect?|
So that covers DD1 and her baby quilt exploits. Now let's follow up with DD2's efforts from earlier this year.
This past winter, Emma asked if I would help her with a quilt for one of her college roommates whose baby was due in April. We got busy right away, and finished it in plenty of time for the baby shower. And not long ago, Emma sent me this picture of little Paxton Nash snuggled under the quilt! How precious!
Happy Quilting, Friends!