When we first moved to Bakersfield, I joined a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Group. I could write several posts of this incredible organization and all the wonderful people and wonderful ways it has helped me become a better mother and…well…just plain stay sane.
But this post isn’t about MOPS. Although, if you are a new mom, or about to be a new mom, find a MOPS group…go to it…you’ll love it.
Anywho…Through MOPS I met Jaime. Jaime sews…a lot. And she’s awesome. You should check out her blog. Jaime just had a beautiful little girl, and I was honored to make a baby quilt for her and her new baby.
The quilt measures approx. 42″ x 42″. The fabrics are a mix from my stash. Most were used previously in this quilt. I started with a general idea and sketched a few designs out on graph paper. After a few placement changes on the design wall, it went together pretty quick.
The back is pieced with every scrap I had left. The quilting is my new favorite style. I free-sew a wavy line down the middle-ish and then echo quilt out from there. Next week I will post another quilt using the same design, but with better pictures. It goes quick…you can eye-ball it…and it is very forgiving.
And of course, the quilt is finished with a nice bias-cut binding to make those stripes just twirl all around.
I hope Baby E enjoys it…abuses it…spits up on it…chews on it…you get the picture…