I have been busy making baby quilts. I once upon a time dreaded them for various reasons. Now, I am really enjoying the challenge and creativity that they allow me. I have decided my signature baby quilt is a 9 patch with custom applique of some sort. I recently purchased a couple of stuffed animals to gift with my baby quilts. Then decided what a great inspiration to use for the design element for the quilt. I happened upon a baby whale that had a wind up that plays “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. So I had to make a Twinkle Little Star quilt with a baby whale on it and of course I called it Twinkle.
I have one more baby quilt to consider and it’s for my niece who is expecting a a little girl. I have a purchased pattern for this one. It is called Dolly Days and reminds me of the Betsy McCall paper dolls from when I was a little girl. I can hardly wait to start it and of course it is all applique. The anticipation of making this quilt makes me smile. I have gathered my fabrics, prewashed them and they are stacked and ready to begin. I have a Kitty Cat quilt I made that needs quilting before I can start Dolly Days.
Hopefully that will be done this week. A holiday week. Yikes, so much to do. But hey, I’m retired now so I’ve got time. Loving retirement.
I also made a cute little girl Elephant baby quilt.
I have also been working in the yard. I had an Elm tree that died and had to be removed. It provided the shade for my shade garden. Now no more shade. So I have been adding plants to fill in the space where the tree once was. Hopefully they will grow and fill in the space.
Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th. God Bless America.