Batiks and babies are on my mind here at Pieceful Thoughts today. While I am procrastinating on other projects, I pulled out some batik strips and whipped them up into a quilt top.
The batiks are leftover from two other quilts I made, one for my daughter and one for friend who let us stay at her cabin. They are bright greens and blue batiks; very calming and fun to work with.
The pattern is a free download I found a few years ago. I used this pattern for my daughter’s quilt, so I knew it would be easy to do again. However, I miscalculated in one step of the cutting so things don’t quite match up correctly. No matter, this is going to be a practice quilt for me as I learn free motion quilting.
Babies and Baby Quilts
Both of the finished baby quilts are in their new homes, and just in time too! One of the babies has arrived. A beautiful little girl named Sophia Joan. I can’t wait to meet her and see her with the quilt. The day I took the picture, which was, of course the morning I was handing it off, was rainy and cloudy, so the pictures aren’t the best. I hope to have some better ones to show you soon!
The Mini Periwinkle Quilt was given to my cousin Deb, who is the grandmother of the soon-to-arrive little girl. We are all waiting, (im)patiently for her to make her appearance! Here’s a picture of the quilt, taken on yet another very wet, dark day. This pattern is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, and the fabric is Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique.
The rest of the week has been spent secret sewing, in anticipation of the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop! I’m looking forward to sharing my project with you!