Before I begin this post I must warn you -- I am by no means a quilting expert. In fact, I am a beginner.
This particular project was begun years ago, long before I cared about straight seams and matching edges. So needless to say, this project is far from perfect.
But I still think it's lovely.
I love the colours.
I adore the mix of prints.
And I am sure, one day, a baby will smile at its softness and the coziness it gives.
I cut and patched these 2inch squares together nearly 10 years ago- before I had any children and we were living in our first home, just months after getting married.
The patchwork quilt top was never finished - it was put away with all the other half-finished projects and forgotten.
Forgotten for years. In that time I had 3 children, moved 3 times and changed jobs twice.
But a few weeks ago, I came across the leftover squares and the small quilt-top. And I got to work right away.
I added a few more rows of patchwork and sewed on a plain white outer border to add width and length.
I sandwiched it with a warm, thick batting and the cutest purple and white polka-dot fabric. After several rows of machine quilting, I hand-stitched a lovely pink gingham edging.
And now, after years of collecting dust in the craft area of my home, it is done. And I love it.
In the last few weeks, 9 friends and relatives have announced they are expecting and due in the spring. I am sure this little bit of home-made love will end up with one of these new little ones. I wonder how many little girls are on the horizon??
I guess i should get busy. I have plenty of opportunity to make a few more of these crazy, mixed up pastel quilts.
I may even make a few without pink, just in case some of these babes turn out to be boys!! :)
I do really like it in my living room.
Hmmmm......I guess we'll just wait and see....