It's a beautiful September day. Just right for outdoor activities like golf or football. Maybe you'll be taking in a craft show, like I plan to do this week-end. My DH and I plan to meet up with our daughter and son-in-law to enjoy lunch and some local festivities. Of course, that means we get to see our grandson. I have the advantage of seeing him more frequently than my DH, since I stop by my daughter's at least once weekly after work. They live about 50 miles south of us, so that deters us from just stopping by, like we often do with my other daughter. My DH enjoys spending time with the grandchildren and seeing his daughters, so today is special for him.
My grandson is growing so much. He coos and sputters little noises. And he smiles and spits up, too. When I stopped to see him last week, his Mommy was feeding him a bottle. As soon as he heard my voice, he kept tipping his head backwards to try and see me. He didn't eat much after I arrived, much to his mother's chagrin. Whenever he gets his diaper changed, he cranes his neck back to look at the quilt on the wall of his bedroom. Everything is decorated in a jungle theme and the quilt fits right in, even though it is one I gave to may daughter year's ago.
I picked up the pattern in Chicago 2004 at the Quilt Expo I attended. My daughter collects giraffes and the quilt was perfect for her. I was able to find fabrics that duplicated the design quite well, using a similar batik for the background. The "earring" butterflies were made from a mottled batik and a black fabric with small white dots. Everything was fused into place and raw edge machine appliqued. I enjoyed making this quilt. It is one of the first quilts that I free-motioned quilted on my domestic machine. The finished size is 40"X43".
My Favorite Earrings! by Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs
Enjoy your week-end!