A quick spring update:
- It snowed again here today. I’m not talking flakes, I’m talking snowglobe snow. Sigh.
- I’m so excited to meet up with Cindy in Chicago at the International Quilt Festival this weekend! I can hardly sleep with so many things to think about, like what to pack, what to budget for fabric purchases, where to find a good adult beverage near the convention center — you know, all of the essentials of travelling.
- A friend of mine from work is having a baby. Brave soul: she has a son graduating from high school this year and she has a new baby due in May. I have to say I’m a little jealous! She is beyond happy at this development and I am so happy for her. So of course I’m making a quilt for her from fabric that I’ve been hoarding for some time. It’s called Coconut Grove from South Seas Imports.
I love this print so much, that I just couldn’t cut it apart, so I worked on a pattern that allows for the adorable playful art to shine through. Along with the original print, I also purchased a companion fabric. Seriously, I couldn’t resist.
I added some layer-cake friendly blocks to chunky fabric strips and made a funky monkey baby quilt for the newest member of our zoo. I can’t wait to surprise the “other Sandy” with one more shower gift after Cindy and I get back from Chicago.