Sunday, September 27, 2009

studio update

Last week I finished the baby quilt that nfp ordered to give to one of their staff. The shower is coming up this week and the quilt was picked up last night. I look forward to hearing how how the expectant mom likes the quilt. This is the second child in the family, the first child was born just about two years ago and also received a magical mouse quilt. As I mentioned in the post for the "nesting village" quilt, the family is proud of their Ukrainian roots these roots are oncemore represented by squares of blue and yellow which symbolize the flag of the Ukraine.

This quilt I've called "the ladybug garden" - along the border of the quilt I've handstitched part of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem I used in the kitty cat garden:
kind hearts are the gardens
kind thoughts are the roots
kind words are the flowers
kind deeds are the fruit

I love the sentiment of the poem and I think it is a wonderful verse to be shared with children - and good thoughts to take to heart. I am pleased with the quilt it is sweet, bright and ever so cheerful! I almost forgot to take a picture of the finished quilt, there was barely enough light left in the sky last night to get a snap in - fortunately yesterday's rain paused long enough for the shot.

And YEAH I finished the top to the big project I'm working on. Yesterday I layered the quilt and last night I began the quilting. Now I am hopeful that the quilt will be finished in time, until I started the quilting I was a bit worried (let's hope I didn't jinx myself!). This is the largest quilt I have ever undertaken - right now the quilt measures 88"x 98" - which will comfortably fit a queen sized bed.