I did a bit of sewing this spring. Quite a bit, in fact. With four chapel babies on the way (and the last one arrived just this morning!), I had a chance to try out some new things.
I'd always wanted to make a Jacob's Ladder quilt...
... and I was inspired by something I saw online to try this raw-edge applique Crazy Daisy quilt.
I tried an Irish Chain for the baby that ended up coming early, in June. I may make another one someday, with smaller squares. This is a double Irish Chain and I'd like to make a woven triple.
I can't reveal the quilt for this morning's little boy yet, but I'd forgotten the extra quilt...
Just because I was in a quilty mood (in other words, my work space was pre-disastered) I decided to use up some scraps leftover from this quilt (of nearly four years ago).
I was able to cut enough tumblers to make a decent lap or crib quilt. Everything that went into this quilt came from my stash.
I pieced the back together... I even pieced the batting together!
And I was happy with the way it came out. I like tumblers. And when you alternate them with white like this, they kind of look like tea cups or cocoa mugs. Very cozy.
And it turns out that a sweet friend of mine was battling breast cancer and had a brand new (first!) grandbaby - a little boy. So this quilt ended up going to her, with lots of love :D
And now, I'm headed off to bed to curl up with one of the few quilts I've made that still lives here ;D