I hope you all had a lovely weekend (especially for those of you who had a three-day weekend like we did!)! While the majority of our weekend was spent moving things from our current place to our new place and cheering on the Baltimore Ravens (woohoo Superbowl!), I also made sure to finish a project I had been working on.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on another quilt. When I say “weeks”, that includes the shopping for fabric, pre-washing the fabric, browsing on pinterest for different quilt patterns (which in all honesty could have been three weeks worth), and then finally getting to the cutting and sewing (that part only took two weekends). Thankfully, I’ve almost sort of gotten the hang of this whole quilting thing and I think I can consider myself a quilter. It feels like it’s happening just in time because this year, I’ll be attending three baby showers (i.e. I’m going to be extremely busy!).
Just like my first quilt, this one is also a baby quilt – crib size if we’re getting specific. It felt so nice giving a hand-made gift that I decided I would keep it up. The first baby we’re expecting is from Joe’s side of the family. We found out it was going to be a girl so I was able to pick out some fun fabrics that felt more appropriate for a little girl. The future mom and I share
an obsession a love of Harry Potter so I thought it would be appropriate to go with owls and Gryffindor colors.
Let me just go on the record by saying I love this quilt. It turned out so well and I’m so happy with the end product.
I love all of the fabrics I chose for this quilt. Those owls slay me with their cuteness and heart-shaped faces. The yellow has a tie-dye look to them so the darker parts completely match the owls. The red polka dots are sort of a reverse take on the owl’s background, but I mostly just love using polka dots for baby quilts. I also had to snatch up some of that luxurious fabric – the one that feels velvety and has the polka dots that pop up (I used this for the entire backside of the quilt) – again.
Originally, I was going to use the yellow fabric as the binding but per Joe’s suggestion, I went with the owl fabric. Couldn’t be happier about that because it basically means there are owls everywhere.
And because I am incredibly sentimental, this quilt also includes a ladybug (which Joe’s cousins think of as a symbol for their grandfather who passed away a few years ago) on top of the yellow-striped fabric that I included on the first quilt.
These are the little touches that make me happiest to make the quilt and keep me going when I am absolutely exhausted.
Of couse, now I need to find a large enough bag or box to wrap it up in. Thankfully, the shower isn’t until next weekend so I have a bit of time to search around for that.
What did you do this weekend? Did you spend the weekend relaxing or did you tackle a project that’s been looming? Any other Harry Potter fans (perhaps you prefer Ravenclaw to Gryffindor)?