It’s Friday, and after an unfriendly week, I am thrilled to post a pretty little finished quilt today!
We had a hail storm beyond belief last week in our Texas Hill country town. Every home in our development had at least one blown out window and on top of that, every house needs a whole new roof. This affects my blogging partner Michelle, too, as she and I live in the same community. With news like that, I prefer to just bury my head in the sand, and quilt away. Happily for Michelle, she’s forgetting her house-woes for the time being too while she travels to Honduras, to visit an orphanage and bring them much needed supplies.
Luckily, I had the recent pleasure of finishing up and photographing a simple and sweet quilt that I put together for my lovely friend Lori. Lori is expecting her first grandchild next month, and she is so excited. We should all be so blessed to have a grandmother like this in our lives.
Several months ago, she asked me if I would make a quilt for her grandbaby, whom she calls Her Little Love Muffin. You can read about the fabric selection in this post, where I showed off the fabrics we planned to use.
I also posted a few of my favorite baby-quilt patterns, and asked our friends in the quilting community which one I should use.
Lori and I had more or less made our choice, but I wanted to hear what my friends had to say about it, to see if Lori and I were on the right track. I got a lot of great comments, but one in particular made me laugh out loud. My blogging friend Kelsey Boes from Lovely & Enough took one look at the fabric, and based on the scale of the various prints, knew that I had already chosen the pattern. This just speaks to Kelsey’s gifts as a fabric designer. She sees and interprets fabric on a whole different level! In fact, she was just featured by my friend Amy Garro, from 13 Spools, who highlighted Kelsey’s talent, and has chosen to use her screen printed pistachios fabric in one of her upcoming projects.
So, Kelsey was right, Lori and I had chosen to use the free Taffy Talk pattern, by Quilt Taffy. It’s a great pattern if you have one favorite large-scale focus fabric, and several other small scale prints you’d like to use. It sews up fast, which is a key factor when making a baby quilt in time for the celebratory shower.
And without further ado…. here is the finished quilt!
Lori let me have free reign on the quilting. I was able to do some swirly, girly feathers and hearts. I love how it turned out.
When it came time to photograph this finish, I remembered with glee that my friend and neighbor has the most adorable pink and gray nursery you’ve ever seen. I got to hang out with her beautiful little baby girl while I snapped shots of the quilt.
I hope Lori’s family is as happy with this quilt as I am. And I certainly can’t wait to hear the joyous news when their little love arrives in this world.