A few months ago I was overcome with the urge to quilt. And not another Seven-Year Quilt--but one I could actually quilt by hand and finish in a reasonable amount of time, like, say, a month or two.
A baby quilt would be perfect. And since I have some friends who were adopting a beautiful boy, I even had someone to make it for.
She'd asked me to make their baby bedding, and while I gave her the yardage left over, I kept a bunch of the scraps with the thought they'd make, well, something.
So I added the turquoise ovals and circles from my stash, bought the solid brown and some batting, and look! I even finished it in time for the baby shower.
I love how the back looks, but couldn't get any pictures to turn out right. And I especially love how wrinkly a quilt gets after it's all done and washed.
Every quilt needs a name. This one is "Chosen." It's embroidered on the back, under the baby's name, along with a reference from Ephesians about how we are chosen by God. This lucky boy is twice chosen!