Baby quilt finished

I finished quilting a baby quilt this weekend for a friend who is expecting a niece in July. The baby shower is this coming weekend. The quilting is flowers (pictures below). The quiltmaker chose yellow fleece for the backing. I debated quite awhile before deciding to use Request weight Dream cotton batting. The other option I considered was a flannel. I looked at flannel at Thimble Pleasures; they had an incredible selection of the most beautiful and thick, soft flannel. The request weight Dream cotton turned out to be a very comfortable weight after quilting. The reason I debated so is because I had made one for my Mom with a fleece backing that turned out to be  just a little too heavy – although I use it every time I make an overnight visit to her house. So, I was fairly pleased with the way the baby quilt turned out. I would have quilted with less echoing around the flowers if I were doing it again – but I have those “I wish I had. . .” thoughts after every quilt I finish. I guess every one is a learning experience.

I watched a video from my friend Nichole Webb this weekend. She is such an incredible quilter. Here’s a clip she put on youtube.

I’m baby-sitting all week this week, so will put off my trip to Mother’s for another week. Ezri has her monthly injection at the hospital this morning. That always takes at least half a day. Now that she’s in pre-school, her appointment is later in the morning so she doesn’t miss as much school. That means Kes naps at my house – or NOT! One never knows whether she’s going to nap or not. Thursday Ezri has an appointment with a neurosurgeon in Charlotte, and Friday is an all day video EEG at Duke. She is certainly a sweet little girl to put up with all the poking and prodding and electrode glue.

Here are photos of the finished baby quilt, and I’m off to work on Norma’s oak leaves that I took off the frame to finish the baby quilt:

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