All these quilts can only mean that Baby Season is upon us! They always seem to come in waves, don't they? I kicked it off in October with quilts for a fellow resident's new baby girl and older daughter, who is now a proud big sister.
This is the one I made for three year old Amani:
Using Elizabeth Hartman's Sparkle Punch Quilt instructions, I made wonky stars from bright, exciting colors I thought a three-year-old girl might squeal over. The purple even has silver sparkles in it, which just seemed to fit the name of the quilt pattern.
Then I experimented with gathering pieces to make this quilt for baby Winnie:
I gathered center strips for some of the blocks and matched some to their base fabrics, and mixed up the rest. The gathers made the squares look a little crooked as I put them together, but were easily manipulated back into their proper shape. Even though I was a little afraid it wouldn't come out very square, they all turned out nicely.
Now the Christensens are a happy family of four!
Oh, I thought Super Bowl Sunday was an appropriate time to start my crafty catch up posts. As a sports fan, I tried to get into the game, but I just couldn't. My football season reached its peak yesterday when Adrian Peterson was named MVP!