It's been a busy few weeks, but I've been writing blog posts in my head. Too bad my head isn't able to put them on the internet.
I finished a quilt this morning, just in time for the grandpa to pick it up. They brought in their daughter's 20-something year-old quilt a while back, and wanted me to use part of it to make a new quilt for her baby, due anytime now. Well, the old quilt was in fairly decent condition, and I hated to tear it up, so I made the back of the new quilt to look like the old one. I took the picture with my iPhone, so pardon the quality.
BUT - because I'm like Shirley MacLaine, out on a limb, I think this baby spoke to me. She didn't want a frilly, gingham quilt like her mama's; she wanted something a little sassier. So out came the Patrick Lose quilt book, and this is how the front of her quilt ended up:
The hardest part was the gingham ruffle. Dear 1980, take your damn ruffles and don't let the door hit you in the butt.
I love the Patrick Lose Special Delivery Quilt book - check it out. I made the cover quilt about 9 years ago, but back then I just couldn't be bothered to take pictures.