I apologize for the terrible pun in the title but I’m sort of out of practice. It has been so nice out these past few days that I’ve been unable to sit still – and by that I work on a post.
On Sunday, I did a little exploring and ended up walking about two miles. Two miles! If you know me, that’s like a miracle because I do not like exercise (ex. I was on the track team in high school for maybe a week before I switched to discus in an attempt to avoid running). After spending what felt like 8 months hibernating, it felt pretty darn good. I even grabbed a bag of soil on my walk home so I could finally start our herb garden.
I did manage to tackle a few projects around the house (which I’ll start sharing tomorrow), but I wanted to get back into the swing of things by sharing the quilt I finished this weekend. This is quilt # 3 for me, and my second quilt of the year. This is meant for another of Joe’s cousins who’s due next month.
When I asked her what she wanted, she said that she really loved the ‘B is for Bear’ collection from Babies ‘R Us so I began hunting for gender-neutral bear fabric. Turns out that gender neutral bear fabric is not popular – or it’s so popular that it’s completely sold out everywhere. I haven’t decided which option is more likely.
Eventually, I settled on two different bear prints – one has blues and the other has pinks, I think it’s a nice combination for the quilt and it really doesn’t scream “girl!” or “boy!” like I thought it may. I also grabbed a beige fabric that looked a bit like sand since the mom-to-be loves being near the ocean.
The green polka-dot fabric I used for the binding was left over fabric I had from the first quilt I made (which was given to the sister of this mom-to-be). I thought it was a sweet touch to incorporate the same fabrics.
Since I’m all about sentimental details, this quilt also included the ladybug iron-on decal (Joe’s cousins see it as a symbol for their grandfather who passed away a few years ago).
The back is that plush dot fabric, in a nice chocolate brown. I’ve used this fabric (in different colors) for each quilt and I think it’s the perfect option for babies to lay on. It’s also crazy warm which is nice since I make these quilts crib-sized.
I’m very happy with how this turned out and I think the mom-to-be is going to love it. A bonus was that this quilt only took me about three weeks (not 3 straight weeks of non-stop quilting, but a little bit each or every other night). This means I’m finally getting the hang of this, right? I’ve got one more baby quilt to go (I’ll be washing the fabric this weekend!) and baby quilting will be done for the year! Woo!
So let’s hear it – Did the warm weather keep you from sitting down and blogging? Were you like me and trying to soak up as much good weather as possible this weekend? Or maybe you took advantage of the weather to work on some projects?