Before I forget-- blogger doesn't always show email addresses (actually hardly ever shows) with the comments. Which stinks because I want to email everyone back and chat. I love speaking with like minded folks. If you have asked me a question and I never got back to you- check back in the comments. I know I hardly ever go back into comments I left somewhere, but unfortunately it is the only I way I can think of to respond to people. So Lori with the Chinese Lantern Quilt question- check back in the comments. I don't want you to think I didn't write back. I too have many precious yard sale finds that were the ones that got away.
This little quilted project was inspired by one of Small Fox's doll quilts. Hers had a bird cage on the lower right corner, but the same squares across the top and basically the same quilting. I loved how her quilt had lots of white space, so I created a similar one.
I enjoyed making this one very much. I particularly liked how easy and rewarding it was to quilt. This was the first time I did this cross hatch quilting pattern. I am not sure I could have done it on a larger quilt, since I have a hard time twisting anything bigger than lap sized around the sewing machine. Also, I am finding that I am getting better and better at my bindings.
The little beehive was appliqued using a machine zig zag stitch around the edges.
This quilt I plan to give to one of my best friends-Stephanie. She has a four month old little boy. Maybe it would be nice on the wall in his room. I need to get her address again because she has moved and I have been very bad about actually getting packages out to people. In fact, I haven't. I haven't gotten any out. But February has become my new New Year's and I plan to become a changed women. Today on my lunch I am mailing out Shelby's Gritty Girl Quilt and clutch. See a person can change.