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First up, I made a baby quilt. Nothing super fancy, just a quick and functional baby quilt, but it was super fun to make, nonetheless.
I first read about the quilty needs of children in Papua New Guinea here on Melody's blog, while I was on vacation at my parents' house, and just finally got my act together and sewed one up!
I have had a pretty big piece of this Guatemalan fabric for a long time, and I love it. But didn't ever know what to do with it.. I thought it might make a cute and warm quilt for a little one, so I cut off a piece of it, and used some light green gingham to back it.
The light green gingham was one of A's old crib sheets that I had saved. I know, I'm too sentimental to get rid of some things.. but I was happy to upcycle it to back something for another sweet little baby. Now I feel less like a hoarder and more like I did the environment a favor. ha! That's what I tell myself anyway. ;) I hope the baby who receives this will grow up to be happy, healthy and most of all, warm on chilly nights.
I had a leftover piece of cotton batting that was the perfect size, and stitched it up envelope style, and then quilted along the lines in the print.
I even made a label by printing on fabric, a first for me, since the recipients request that the quilts be labeled.
If you'd like to make one, too, go check out Melody's post, and it will direct you to the right place. :)
In other news, last night was our neighborhood fireworks show, which always happens on the Sunday before the 4th of July. It is well documented that I have no photographic talent, but somehow my camera, all on its own, without me doing anything to the settings managed to get a couple of really great shots in complete darkness. Thank goodness it took matters into its own hands. :)
Happy 4th of July week!!
P.S. ACK!! I won!!! So excited!!! Thanks for voting!! And thanks to Art Gallery for hosting the challenge! :) Off to work on the cruiser pattern.. So fun!
I don't know why you were biting your nails, Of course you would win, now the surprise was me winning something, totally in shock, I mean did the judges not see all of the other awesomeness out there. Love the fireworks pictures and a lovely baby quilt, I enjoy a good up-cycling.