Two Winter "Projects" Finished
She is Joe and Amanda's fourth child, and she fits right in to the beauty of their family. She also fits right in to my arms. ;) She let me hold her a long time on Friday, and didn't make a peep.
So, while Amanda has been working on Norah all winter, I've been working on a present for Norah all winter. I made my first quilt. It's a baby quilt, so it's small, and I didn't officially quilt it in the sense of sewing millions of little stitches to hold it together, but I did piece the top part together and the batting, and the back fabric. I chose all flannel because I know Amanda likes soft things. I placed all the little triangles together on the dining room table and took pictures to see how I wanted to pattern to look. This is the pattern I chose.
I liked it because the colorful fabric that I liked the best looked like pieces of candy with the green fabric looking like the ends that you unwrap.
It was hard to keep this project a secret from my blog, because I really wanted to share my progress. I spent many winter weekend days at the dining room table, trying to remember my mom's advice of "so shall you sew, so shall you rip."
John says I shouldn't tell you that all the corners don't match up perfectly, but it's my first one and I did the best I could. The flannel is thick, so it was hard to sew some of the pieces where a lot of fabric came together at one spot.
This is one of my better corners. I tied the three pieces (the top, batting and bottom) together with embroidery thread.
This is Norah on the quilt. The quilt looked small before Norah was on it. Now it looks like she will grow into it just fine. I guess I shouldn't say, "two winter projects finished" because even though my part is done, Amanda and Joe's job has just begun.