Apparently July was an unscheduled bloggy-break.
I could say that there was a lot going on,
And in the words of Tolkien,
"Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend, are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway."
As we've had the former, rather than the latter,
I've not been posting much.
But I do have a quilt to share.
One of our chapel families lives in Tokyo, and were expecting a baby earlier this year. I didn't know boy or girl, just that mom likes yellow and green,
and teddy bears.
My tomboy side has trouble working with anything that feels too "cutesie",
so when I found a collection of Winnie the Pooh fat quarters in yellow, gray, and turquoise, that seemed like a good compromise!
I went with six-inch blocks to use as much of the fabric as possible.
I'm not used to working with larger prints, and didn't want to cut them into small pieces. I tried out a few different layouts, and ended up going with the one below.
I probably over-think the whole thing, because the planning seems to take more time than the sewing! But when I just had the fat quarters, there wasn't a lot of room for error. Once it's cut, there's no going back!
Once I got going, it all came together pretty quickly.
I found a gray and light blue sheet at Walmart that worked perfectly for the back.
Just some simple wavy lines for quilting...
Nate and Tomomi were visiting "home" (Nate's home) for the month of July, so the chapel had a chance to give them a baby shower and meet little Emma.
Tomomi seemed pleased :D
I used a few scraps for bibs and burp cloths.
I even used a few of the Winnie the Pooh scraps in a quilt I made earlier this year for Jim and Breanna - for another chapel baby born overseas... see if you can spot Winnie the Pooh -
(More pics of that quilt here.)
And that's ALL the baby quilts... for now.
Unless someone knows something I don't???