...and puppy dog tails. That's what little boys are made of; and I can't wait to get my newest quilt packaged up and shipped off to my newborn nephew!
As you can tell, the Memphis area finally got some real snow. It's just a few inches, but that's enough to play in. We have already had several days off of school for winter weather this year, but all we've gotten is ice, so this is a wonderful change. These past couple of snow days have afforded me just the break I needed to get this quilt done.
Vast expanses of snow would make some really beautiful pictures, but when you have a ten year old boy, no snow is left pristine. This snow has been used for everything from sledding to snowball fights, and my wild thing has been having a blast in it.
When I was cutting the fabric for this quilt, I was in such a hurry that I completely forgot that my fabric was doubled, and ended up cutting double the number of bricks I needed...oops! Well, waste not, want not! The extra bricks made the back of the quilt a little busier that I would rather, but I still like it.
I had this cute royal blue pin dot print in my stash, and I think it frames all of the blues in this quilt perfectly. My sister in law's favorite color is royal blue, so that just makes it even better! The finished quilt measures 56 x 56 inches, so it's a size and style that he will really be able to use for many years.
Every new baby (and parents) need burp cloths, so I also sewed up a few of these to include in the package. I always keep some of the cloth diapers on hand, and I pick up flannel remnants all the time so I can make a set at a moment's notice. They make such a cute and quick gift. I tied this little bundle of three up with some of the binding fabric.
I figure that most of you already know how to make these, but if there is any interest, I could write a tutorial. What do you think?
oh, and ps- now that we've gotten some snow...bring on spring!