Thursday, June 19, 2008
I was making string blocks, and crumb blocks out of all the small pieces of fabric that was donated to me. I get bored easily. So I decided to make something for me. I thought I would use the small stash of precut squares that Ann sent me. Everywhere I looked on the net, I keep seeing the double 4 patch being made. The pattern... the squares.... what a good idea. I was trying to decide what to do about the border when I found out that my next door neighbor (and BTW, one of the best neighbors I have had in many years) is going to have a baby in September.
Shift gears again.............................
Obviously, they know it's a boy. I have always liked the Boston Commons pattern and this is my take on it. I will be adding a 6" white border. I plan on some vines and circle type flowers which will add a touch of green to the mix. I have not yet decided on whether or not I will hand quilt it. Surely I have plenty of time, but I get so sidetracked that I might not finish it. Besides, I just found out that a dear friend of my husbands is also having her first child. DH says I MUST make her a baby quilt. This baby is due December 25, yes Christmas day. Fortunately for me, we don't know yet if it is a boy or girl or I would most likely start that quilt too.