I finished this baby quilt last night just in time for a shower tomorrow. I am so excited to give it to them. I recently cleaned out my stash and I found two one yard cuts of Echino that I forgot I had (!). How you forget about two yards of gorgeous Echino I just don't know. The Mom works in Design and Dad is a professor of Enviromental Sciences so this felt perfect on both counts.
The pattern is Charm Squares from Elizabeth. I was bummed because we were supposed to sew together last night but we all flaked out for one reason or another. I wanted to show her but it will be gifted tomorrow. That's ok- I have another one of her patterns cut out. Her patterns are really so usable and they make good looking quilts. I like how the binding print looks on the front and I like how it sort of disapears on the back. I typically love binding to show but I like that it makes it look clean and modern to have it blend on the back. I don't remember what the Echino prints are but the back is Michael Miller Dumb Dot (grey/aqua) and the solid is Kona Sage.
This baby took it's sweet time coming to them and making this quilt I spent a lot of time thinking about how exciting this is and how really truly wanted and loved this baby is. I was getting all sentimental about it and thinking about how it is so much nicer to give a handmade gift than a storebought one (in my opinion). My 11 year old son was playing on the computer right by where I was sewing and at one point, in all of my happiness thinking about this sweet baby and the gift I was making for him I looked at him and announced, "I'm makin' love!" This is the part where the record player needle would have screeched off the record. What? I knew what I meant. Making a gift of love. Thankfully he didn't seem too phased (thank you Lego Universe for keeping him distracted) but it made me feel like that dorky parent that we all don't want to be but probably are from time to time.
I hope they love it. I can't wait to get my hands on that baby and give him a big snuggle.