This was not the quilt I hoped to be showing you today, but it's a quilt I love nonetheless! This is a quilt which I recently did for a friend of mine who had her seventh baby. This friend also happens to be my midwife's assistant, and was present at Lilah's homebirth. It was inspired by this quilt that Alison made of Cluck Cluck Sew.
She had no idea what she was having so I waited to start it until I knew what she had. I happen to be part of a great group here in town (but chapters are available nationwide) of Holistic Moms Network. Each time a new mama has a baby, we take turns making dinners for about 10 meals or so and spread it out over the first few weeks. I purposely asked to have the last possible meal so I could get this quilt done as well!
I cut all the squares the weekend before and then spent a few nights making the half square triangles. Then (and this is one of the reasons I love this quilt!) I put the entire thing together in a few hours on a Sunday (the day before I delivered it of course). I will admit to cheating a little....I machine stitched the entire binding. I normally will machine stitch to the front and then hand stitch to the back, but at this point, exhaustion from too many other things (craft hope bean bags, numerous shop orders, also trying to create inventory for a craft show I'm doing next month) led me to go this route.
This might seriously have become my go-to baby quilt!
I backed it with a boyish print (Alexander Henry's 2D Zoo in pool) all in one piece (again...exhaustion!).
Now, because I just have to...here's the quilt I was really hoping would be done for the quilt show. I am hoping to finish it in the next week and a half or so...or at least before the craft show as I'm hoping to display it and a few other quilts there!