And, this one is a baby quilt. And, none too early. He's due on 04/15, a tax day baby. But, his Mama says he's gonna be two days late.
I like to make a pinwheel quilt for a baby boy. Just seems very appropriate and not overly frilly. And, this one was a lot of fun. There's an overall pattern that looks like wind to me that goes all over the pinwheels and then a swirl in the inner white border and then a rope in the blue outer border. After it was washed and everything shrank, it looks like a really old lumpy and wrinkly quilt. Looks soft and snuggly.
I've been watching The Blind Side, if you can call it watching. I've cried through the whole thing. A very good movie. And, a great story that's close to my heart. I cry because I see someone who was inspired to say yes before she asked why. That's exactly how we got Sydney. We said yes before we asked why. Some days that's a happy yes and I bless that day. Some days, I wish I'd taken a little more time to think. But, more importantly, for some reason, the universe gave us an opportunity to say yes without thinking about it. I don't want to make all my decisions that way. But, I'm glad we made that one the way we did.
And, while I cried, I dripped tears on all the new fabrics I bought in Minneapolis. I got it all serged and ready to wash and fell in love with it all over again. I'm not sure I can take that and cut it into inch and a half strips. The prints are just too pretty and I think they'd be lost cut up that small. So, maybe, instead, I'll find some older pattern that uses larger pieces and use those fabrics for it. A tone on tone will be best for the pattern I originally bought. Maybe a Batik.
And, we worked in the yard half the day. I was able to split a couple of things and spread them all around the yard and put some solid green background all around so maybe it won't look so bleak next winter.
Everything is back in it's place in the sewing room. Finally. I'm able to start a new week with everything cleaned up and a great sense of accomplishment. All ship shape and Bristol fashion.
Take care and have a great Sunday. I'll see you in blogland next week. Lane