First - a baby quilt for a shower this afternoon! The nursery for this baby boy has a jungle theme. I had no jungle fabric here so I found a charm pack on eBay and ordered them... then found some fabric at Hancock's and bought it. Didn't know which I would use.... and then ended up using both! I think it turned out very cute.
Here is a close up of the quilting. Hubby did that part and chose a bright blue thread. (He also did the binding. Such a treasure!)
That blue looks so good on the back. This photo really doesn't show it well as the back is a dark milky chocolate brown.
I am sure the Mommy and Daddy to be will like it. I so love making baby quilts!
I have to add that today at church I went to love on one of the sweet babies we have had born recently and their wadded up in his carrier was the quilt we made for him. I have seen it with him many times this winter and just love it! Not because I think it is a marvelous quilt or because I want folks to see it, but because it is being used! That, for me, is the best way to say Thanks! Use the quilt!
The other completed project was a UFO. I found a cute BOM in 2005.. YEP 2005.. early in my quilting days. It was redwork and I just fell in love with it. I immediately had an idea of how I wanted to do it. Each month I would use a specific themed fabric to coordinate with the pattern. I would pick a color from the fabric to use for the embroidery. I jumped in like gangbusters for 6 or so months and then it happened... Quilter's ADD... I got caught up in other projects. I would work a bit on the blocks every now and then. I made it through November and then set it aside... for several years! So in January, I pulled it out and finished up the December embroidery and then set out to create a quilt. I love how it turned out.
This is one I did start to finish on my own. (If you could see the binding up close you would know that hubby did not do it! He is much better than I am at that.)
Here are some close ups of the blocks:
The pattern is from Bobby Socks Quilt Company and is called Child's Play. There are some super cute whimsical patterns there, as well as a free BOM available.
Off to a baby shower... then home to work on the GFG some more.