Monday, April 18, 2011

I thought it was spring!?

Well, last week we had beautiful spring weather.  The kids and I went for a lovely walk and took lots of great pictures of the arrival of spring.  These two are my favourites:
This is a pond near our house and we love feeding the ducks here all summer.
These are winter berries covering a grate with run off water rushing underneath it.
Now however......we are completely covered in about 6 inches of snow which is covered with a sheet of frozen rain and another dusting of snow is falling as we speak!  So much for my daffodils that we peaking through the ground!

On the other hand, the nasty storm had me held up inside so at least I got somethings done.  Most importantly of course was my granddaughters quilt.  It was waiting for a label and a wash.  This is my first rag quilt and the first time using my new Accuquilt GO! fabric cutter.  It was cut using the 8" rag die which made it much simpler than using snips to cut it afterwards.  I had no idea how it would turn out but everyone loves it in my house so I hope that she loves it too! Figuring out the label was the hardest part but now that it is done I love it! I labelled it this morning and my hubby took it to the laundry mat this afternoon to wash it..... he wanted to have some part in this gift!
This is the front

This is the back.  Can you see my little mistake? One of the heart squares is the wrong way!  I  was sooooo cautious with this part of the quilt....yet a square is still side ways!  So, I am leaving it because obviously that is how it was supposed to be!  Quilts are not "supposed" to be perfect. 

This is the label before the wash.

This is after the wash!

I love the border behind the label!

Look at how fluffy!! I love it!
Well, that is it for the baby quilt until there is a baby on or under it!  Thanks for sharing it with me.

Have a great week!



Lisa said...

Ohhh mamma this quilt is sooo beautiful Evie is sooo lucky! Good job Nanna!

Love your babies Nanna xoxo

A Plain Path said...

Your quilt is lovely and I particularly like the photo of your granddaughter on it! Your mistake, I wouldn't have noticed had you not pointed it out. ;-)