My two sisters and I used our Black Friday Sewing Day to finish the last four baby animal quilt blocks for the quilt we will be gifting to our nephew and his wife. My sisters finished stitching their designated blocks, while I cut out the sashing and border strips. Eight of the twelve blocks were completed during our last two Saturday sewing days. You can see the blocks at my Baby Quilt Blocks post and Saturday Musings post.
Here are the final four blocks: a yellow fleece chick, a black squirrel with a raggy tail, a blue chenille lamb, and a plaid mouse with a 3-D ear. My sister fussy cut an acorn from a piece of fabric and fused it under the paws of the squirrel.
I spent Saturday putting the quilt top together. Now, my youngest sister will complete the machine quilting on her new Janome. My eldest sister will finish the binding. It should be ready to be sent off across the country by Christmas. Our great-niece was born on Thursday, November 15th and they named her Fiona. Now, the oldest of our two younger brothers, has joined the ranks of us grandparents. Here's a peek at the quilt top.
The textures of this quilt will be so much fun for the baby to check out with her little fingers, and the colors will be visually stimulating. We are pleased with our second quilt collaboration and hope to work on more projects together.