Last year was the year of the girls, I made 5 baby girl quilts, this year already it's the boys year & I just this evening finished baby quilts for two families at our church, one little chap is already here, Nicholas, the other baby is due the end of March.
I had cute fabrics for the quilts in stash so I decided to make them fast & easy using YBR [Yellow Brick Road pattern]. I have only ever made one quilt from this pattern several years ago, as below,
when I needed to use up a stack of yellow & blue left over from a watercolor Irish chain made for a god daughter's 21st birthday.
So this seemed like a good opportunity to pull out the pattern and give it another go & boy is it speedy! I made these both from cutting to binding this week beginning Tuesday I think & all I have left to do are the dreaded labels, it's the "L" word!
The first one is for baby Nicholas......
I posted a photo of the back too because I used yellow thread & you can't see the quilting much from the front.
The second is for as yet ??un-named baby boy!
and I quilted them both with those fast peacock feathers.
Next week I plan to make the baby quilt for our expected grandson, Matthew, then I hope to get back to my mystery quilts.
I am well satisfied with this week's work - in addition to two baby quilts all done, I have hand stitched about halfway around the edge of the KS Lover's Knot. DH had surgery at Mayo Clinic hospital Monday & I sat around for over six hours & occupied myself hand stitching.
Tomorrow I am off to Tucson for their quilt show & my friend is driving so I plan to work at finishing off the Lover's Knot quilt.
We're staying overnight at a historical hotel downtown Tucson so that should be fun and a chance to spend some time with a friend I don't see very much.