Monday, January 1, 2018

{Post 1,568} A Crazy Christmas

I am bad about taking and sharing pictures. My son-in-law is a professional photographer, and I had the sense to request that he bring his camera with him for Christmas. I wanted to get one group picture of this crazy crowd. So many well-loved people and lots of good food. Apparently I am a child magnet, even for my son's girlfriend's daughter! So much fun all day long.

This is not all of my children, but we did get to see them all at some time during the holiday season. 

[Post 1,567} Baby Quilt Finish

...well, except for washing and drying!  I made this quilt this past weekend, then quilted and bound it this AM. I also hand quilted around each letter in the name to secure it flat and make it look just a little nicer. 

My inspiration was a random baby quilt I saw on Pinterest. I had asked the new mom if she had a color preference (why do I always wish I had not done that?). She said gray and navy blue. I had not one thread of gray in my stash. I like gray, but I don't have any in my house. 

So I went to Hobby Lobby and got 1-1/4 yards of the gray and white chevron print. I used a navy blue shirt for the letters. The back is pieced from 6" pieces of plaid brushed cottons. It is about 42" square. 

It is not my original plan, but I love the way it turned out!