I’ve been absent for a good reason…my Internet service has been absent. We’ve had trouble with our Internet since the storm over Memorial Day weekend. Our service has been touch and go and we pretty much haven’t had it for the last three days. So frustrating because you don’t realize how much you rely on it until you don’t have it!!
Well, I have a really big announcement…I’m an Aunt for the second time!!! 🙂 Scott’s sister, Heather and her husband, Troy just welcomed a new baby girl Monday night! Her name is Evelyn June. So pretty! She will join her 16 month old sister Mayella. I can’t wait to see her in person. Not sure when that will be because they live in Southern California. 🙁 Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long. A new baby means that I need to make a new baby quilt. Yikes, I haven’t gotten one made yet. Evelyn’s birth kind of snuck up on me. I better get busy with that. I have some Charm Square packs from Bliss laying around here that I could whip up a baby quilt…QUICK! I made a very cute little quilt before Mayella was born.
This quilt was my first experience with using Charm Squares. I can’t remember the exact size, but it wasn’t very big because I only used one Charm Square pack. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I love how it turned out!! From this quilt on, I have loved using Charm Squares. I had a lot of “firsts” with this quilt. It was the first time I used Minky fabric for the backing.
So soft and perfect for a baby quilt. I tied this quilt. Another first. I wasn’t sure how well the Minky would do for quilting. I would’ve quilted this on my sewing machine as it was way before Annie’s time. I’d love to try in on the longarm. Now is probably a good opportunity! I also did the binding completely on the machine. Now that I don’t think I would do again. I didn’t love the look. I like to attach the binding to the front by machine and hand sew it to the back. That’s definitely my preferred method.
I made a cute little label with my Janome 6600 sewing machine. You can see the binding a little closer in this pic. I used a pink Satin for the binding. Another first. Not sure how I feel about that either. Great for baby quilts…ok to work with.
Too bad you can’t see Heather’s cute belly in this pic of us! I better get busy on Evelyn’s quilt!!!