One of Rich's co-workers is going to be the Proud Papa soon of a Baby Girl. I thought I heard Rich say that the baby wasn't due until the end of February. It seems she is arriving sooner. This Friday will be the Proud Papa's last day for 6 weeks. I wanted to get the quilt finished before he took off. I decided to use the Bright Hopes block for my baby quilt. I'm not a typical person when it comes to colors...........I love bright colors. I found the fabric for the center blocks, backing and binding at the Salvation Army Thrift store. There was about 3 yards of the fabric and it hadn't even been washed. I decided to use reds, greens, blues, yellows and purples for the block borders. The above photo is the blocks that I have finished so far. I'll rearrange them after I get the next 15 blocks done. I hope to have all the blocks sewn today and maybe sewed into the quilt top. That will give me Wednesday and Thursday to quilt it. I will wrap it and send it with Rich on Friday and he can give it to the Proud Papa!!!!!!!!! I'm going to quilt it on my machine using a meandering pattern. I can quilt the smaller projects on my regular sewing machine with no problem. It's the queen-king size that I have problems doing. I'm going to have to experiment quilting the larger quilts in sections one of these days.
I'll post a photo of the finished quilt in the next few days.
I'm still sewing and cutting on my Double Delight Mystery Quilt. The more I sew on the blocks the more I'm glad I changed the pinks to reds.........cheddar to yellows........and the brown to black. If I have calculated right there are 2,172 pieces in the Double Delight Mystery Quilt.
I can't wait until I can order Bonnie Hunter's new book........Scaps and Shirttails. i'm ordering it from her website and she will autograph it. I hope by chance that I'll be able to meet Bonnie at the Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show in July.