I didn't anticipate it, but I've been gone forever (thanks to those who have sent emails/comments inquiring about me). We welcomed our new baby girl, Elsie, into our home on January 12th, and she has been such a delight. She is so beautiful, and the kids love her. She was a tiny thing weighing 6lbs 2 oz at birth, but has grown so much over the past few months.
She's 3 months old now, and I am finally starting to feel like we have some order in our home. Routine has returned, and she is a welcome friend.
I have found little bits of time here and there to quilt, and even finished up my One Block Over quilting bee quilt. I love this quilt, it's busy and colorful and fun.
I quilted scallops, which is new for me, and they aren't perfect, but I like them. I'll definitely be trying them again. I had intended for them to be more like hills instead of valleys, but I was almost half-way finished before I realized they were going the wrong way, and there was no way I was starting over. I think they look like roof shingles, so it fits in nicely with the theme--that's what I tell myself.
my favorite part of this quilt is probably the backing. Growing up, my sister had a quilt with this print on it (but red). it's Hollie Hobbie and totally adorable. I found a steal on ebay, and snatched up 4 yards.
bound in a dark blue.