Sara is doing a happy dance, now that I have the borders on her Log Cabin quilt. This quilt is going out for quilting this week, and will be a nice addition to her bedroom decor in her new house. Gosh, I had so much fun with all of you, voting on which log cabin layouts we liked for this quilt. I loved hearing all your opinions and preferences. I am quite satisfied with the design Sara chose in the end. She wanted the outer border to be a light fabric, and I think it is just right for the quilt. The finished size of the quilt is 77 x 77.
This tiny quilt is going to be a baby quilt for my grand niece. It is one of two I plan to give her. This one is only 28 x 38, and will be good for using in the car or stroller, or as a "lovey" quilt. Perfect for this greatly anticipated baby girl.
Love these pastel, vintage feeling fabrics. This baby quilt is bigger, 56 x 56, and will be a good play mat quilt or crib quilt. This one is going to the same baby as the smaller one above. You can never have too many quilts, right? Good thing, because I think her grandma-to-be is also making one, as well as possibly other family members who sew! I originally made this quilt top with Eva in mind, but her mom (Sara) preferred stronger colors, so I never got around to having it quilted. Now it will finally go to a baby girl. If it doesn't work with the color scheme the baby's parents have in mind, they can always keep this quilt at Grandma's house, which is decorated in colors similar to this. It will find a home.
This past weekend, I went through all my 47 quilt tops and picked out which ones to donate, then which ones seemed right for various family members. I have a list of 25 family members I would like to give quilts to, as well as a half dozen or so I like enough to keep for myself. I measured them all, and will be purchasing appropriate backing fabric over the next months and sending at least two out per month for quilting. I am excited to share with you how they all turn out when quilted.
This may end up being my year for making backings and sewing on bindings, and not so much making new quilts!