cxcxxxcxHmm... What kind of quilt do you make for one of your favorite people in the whole world, who is having baby number four, but her first girl; who doesn't particularly like pink or purple but lets you decide on the colors, and is due in the fall? Enter the lovely Little Apples fabric by Aneela Hoey. I bought a fat quarter set at Sample Spree last May, swapped some of it, and saved the rest for something special. I just wasn't sure what. [I'm guessing I'm not the only one who does that...]
A few months ago, when myquilting buddy Tricia and I started brainstorming on a quilt for D's baby girl, this just jumped out at us. It was a team effort--she picked the pattern, I cut the squares and started sewing all of those lovely half square triangles. She pieced the top and sandwiched it, I quilted it and bound (half of) it. Buried way too many threads, went to the Sewing Summit, came home, finished burying knots, put it in the mail, took forever to get there, and voila! The quilt actually made it to Colorado before the baby... if I had been smart I would have taken it with me to the Sewing Summit, since I had a three hour layover in Denver and D was kind of enough to meet up with us and hang out! I kicked myself when I realized I had left it at home. We hope baby girl comes soon!!!
[The pattern is the Mosaic Block from Lee @ Freshly Pieced, part of the Summer Sampler Series. We started with five inch blocks, and loved the secondary pinwheels the block creates. The border is one of the prints from Sherbet Pips, and the quilt matches the laundry bag I made and bedskirt Tricia made. Sneaky, no? The back is a little bit wacky, I just couldn't be predictable for some reason that night. I decided I HAD to get some pink in there, and this print from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom fit really well, or so I like to think. ]
I love charcoal binding. It's one of my favorites!