And no baby yet – honestly, we’re hoping Kit stays put for a couple more weeks. But you are more than welcome to go & laugh at my complete ineptitude as a pregnant chick.
One of the bindings I sewed up a few weeks ago went onto a 30th Birthday quilt for my good friend Jöelle.
She’s such a good friend to me, especially these last few months in my crazy preggo woman state. We have a bunch of extra diapers her little sweetie pie grew out of too quickly, and some nice gender-neutral clothes hand-me-downs (and Kit will have a boatload of hand-me-downs if Kit happens to be a girl). We’ve been friends since college, and it’s been so nice to have someone land in the same place post-college. So I really had to do something special as a thank you for all that!
On to the quilt – the top is made from 10″ Echino squares that I acquired through a couple of swaps. The back is a Turning 12 made from Moda crossweaves (*sniff* those fabrics aren’t being made anymore, which sucks – I loved the slightly heavier texture). Margaret did the quilting (and really enjoyed the back) in a swirly pattern with purple thread. In the interest of actually getting something completed, the binding is machine sewn from a periwinkle Kaffe shot cotton – I’m fairly happy with my efforts here. The finished size is nearly 70″ x 80″. The quilt is actually pretty heavy, with the linen/cotton blend Echino + the Crossweaves.
I’ve been working here & there on some of the items for the nursery, but I’m waiting to update until it feels more complete. It’s getting there – Steve brought home the dresser he made in woodworking class he took. It’s not quite complete, he needs to figure out what he wants to do for the drawer fronts. But the thing is STURDY and awesome. He’s going to stain it this weekend and will pop it into the closet nook. Then I can load some clothes into it, and we’ll be able to use the top as a changing table. I do have some more sewing to do, but since I get crazy sweaty when I iron and my back rebels after a couple of hours at the sewing machine, my productivity is more limited than I would like.