Sorry - I know my friend Katherine reads the RSS feed for my blog and this is a gift for her little bun still in the oven. Little baby Josephine.
Thank you all for your advice and kind words after the frustrating day Tuesday trying to get this quilted. I was able to get it finished after dinner that night and machine stitched the binding on the front. Then Wednesday morning.. while my house was quiet.. I was able to do the hand sewing.
I had plans to have lunch with the Katherine yesterday - and my plan was to bring it to her. But I couldn't get it dry in time. For some reason my washer didn't spin it enough.. and it was too wet and was taking forever to dry.
I sent Katherine a message telling her I'd be a few minutes late... but let's face it - when a pregnant women is hungry, she needs to EAT!!! Never ever anger a pregnant women.. and never ever leave a hungry pregnant women waiting!!!
So I couldn't make her wait any longer.. I decided to just give it to her another day. There is still time.. she has 8 weeks (or so) to go until delivery.
The backing is super soft flannel also from the Woodland Bloom line by Lila Tueller. Moda really knows how to do flannel!
All frustration aside.. I so love this quilt. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
I also made a matching Brainy Baby Ball. It was fun to make and it's hard to put it down. It's soft.. and fits in your hand perfectly. I love this thing!! After it was done though.. I wished I had sewn some bells inside.
So, Katherine, if you are still reading.. I hope you love it as much as I