It seems that everyone has grown up and is having babies of their own. A nephew had a baby girl in May and a niece had a baby in July. I created two baby quilts: Charm Block Baby Quilt and Farm Animal Baby Quilt. Now, I have another niece that is due this month. My two sisters and I collaborated to make a quilt for her brother in 2012, when he had a baby girl. You may remember our Touch & Feel Baby Quilt that we finished. Now, we've chosen a pattern and started making the blocks for our niece's baby quilt.
The pattern is Tangerine Zoo by Brandi Frey and was published in Scrap Quilts in Summer 2012 by Fons & Porter and Easy Quilts. The quilt is made of scrappy Dresden plates with fussy-cut animal centers. Our zoo will be more green and purple, than tangerine. Each of my sisters and I contributed bright colored fabrics from our stashes. We cut out the Dresden sections and stitched them up on Monday. The easy piecing techniques in the pattern made the sections stitch together quickly. On Monday, my older sister and I worked together to stitch, turn the points, press and stitch the sections together. Previously, we had fussy-cut the animal centers and prepped them for hand applique. Next, applique of the plates to the background squares. I'll keep you updated on the progress.
The Advent Calendar project didn't get completed, but I've continued to work on the wool ornaments. Here are three more finished ornaments to oogle at.
I'll have to get it done for my grandchildren to use next Christmas.
Happy New Year!