I've finished a quilt for my niece's baby.
She's due to deliver in June and is doing things the old-fashioned way...she won't know the sex of the baby until it is born and baby will be delivered with the help of a midwife.
I've participated in several ABC swaps so keep some ABC happy blocks on hand and ready to be assembled quickly into a quilt. I've had the rows sewn together for a year or so but replaced the spaceships for S with some Seattle Seahawks fabric. Funny thing is that I received that Seahawks fabric a couple of years ag by accident in an on-line order with Fabric.com. They sent the correct fabric later on and told me to keep the Seahawks fabric. And I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I used a little of it in a b/w string quilt but have had the rest of it in with the rest of my b/w stash.
Then I found out last year when my niece got married to her college sweetheart that her husband was from Seattle and they actually got engaged at a Seahawks game. Weird, huh?
Blocks are 10 inches - 6.5 inch centers with 2.5 inch sides.
It finishes at 50 x 60 for a rather large baby quilt.
I ironed on the letters of the alphabet. They have a velvety texture.
I quilted it with some spirals on my plain Jane Janome DSM.
I bound it with some polka dot fabric.
Backing was pieced together from some fabric I picked up last year at the thrift store. It must be very old since it was only 36 inches wide. (I remember those days).
So, that's another UFO finish I can cross off the list.
This was my May goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.
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