A few weeks ago, we were invited to the baptism of our friend’s daughter. We’re not very religious, but were still honored to be invited to share the special day with our friends and their daughter. I thought a lot about what I wanted to take as a gift. I went to a few Christian bookstores to look around. All the gifts in there were, well, too religious. It was two days before the baptism and I still hadn’t found a gift. Then my husband said, ‘why don’t you just make her a quilt?’ Duh. Why didn’t I think of that? So I asked my neighbor and good friend Andi (who happens to own this store) what she had that would be good for a little girl. She had a charm pack of A Walk In The Woods by Aneela Hoey. I made a very simple tumbler quilt.
I cut out the charms and pieced the top on Thursday night. Friday after work, I stopped by my LQS and got the border and backing fabric. I used red minky on the back. Friday evening, I sewed on the borders and quilted it.
I went ahead and threw it in the wash with a color catcher. I was worried about all the red and kept my fingers crossed that it didn’t run. It came out beautifully. It was all ready for the baptism on Saturday. I think that was the quickest quilt I’ve ever done! I’ve been told that she loves the quilt and uses it every night. I was thrilled to hear it!
Also, here’s a cat on a stack of quilts.