My sweet niece, Miss M., was born a week ago today. She made quite an entrance: she was born 10 days late and weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs.!
My mom went to Texas to help my brother and sister-in-law with their other little sweetie, Miss E., so she was able to deliver this baby quilt for me just before Miss M.'s arrival. I love baby quilts and blankets, but I know from my own experience as a mother that a larger one will be well loved through the toddler years and beyond so I made this one extra large for my sweet niece.
The quilting on Miss M.'s scrappy little quilt was a test run for the wedding quilt I'm going to start for my older brother and his fiancee in a few weeks. It's all straight line quilting, done using my walking foot. The main difference between this quilt and the others that I've straight-line quilted is that I had a lot of fun changing direction and intersecting my lines. I think it really gives the quilting a sense of movement and vibrancy.
I did get a chance to show the quilt to my brother and future sister-in-law before my mom left for Texas, and they love it (thank goodness!) and are eager for me to get started on their quilt.
Of course, I completely forgot to take photos in my haste to finish the quilt before my mom left for Texas. Thankfully, my mom was able to snap a few before she left. Thanks, Mom!
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