Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Seeing spots all over

A small update on the current WIP project. I'm making this quilt as a gift for my nephew and had serious doubts over this quilt earlier this week, but decided to go on anyway. Now that's it's coming together I actually like it. So all is well here  :)

The pattern is Tamiko of Patchwork Notes box-in-a-box block tutorial. Some of the fabric is from Connecting Threads and the rest is fat quarters I picked up from my local quilt shop. The colors do come of a little flashy here. In real life it is a bit more muted. The colors are light green, dark, green, various blues and just a touch of purple. Each block is 6" and the dotted stripes are 2". The background is just plain grey. I can't wait to get some decent pictures of this project :)

The latest finish was this baby quilt to my son's teacher. The class gave it to her  this week. Don't you just love when people like what you've made? I do to be honest. Although it was important to me that I wasn't the one giving the quilt but the kids, I still quietly basked in my own glory of how well it was received.

In this case it was actually a double bonus. The kids had each written their name on the quilt and they were really excited about giving it to Sarah. I have no doubt that they felt they had a big ownership in making the quilt. They all were thrilled how their embroidered names turned out. And equally great... Sarah absolutely loved it. It came as a total surprise for her and she was quite overwhelmed.  I have no doubt at all that this quilt will be used a lot for her new little baby boy.

I'm linking up to Lee's Wednesday WIP... so jump right on over to see more projects.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 


  1. The baby quilt is lovely! And the embroidered names is a very special touch!

  2. I looooove both projects!!

  3. Both gorgeous. The baby quilt is very special.

  4. such a great layout for the swoon baby quilt! I'm copying. :)