My baby brother (now 65) has become a grand-dad; that means my older sister and I are now great-aunts! It is always a thrill when the Younger Generation produces the Next Generation. As soon as I heard the happy news of great expectations, I inquired of nephew Ben and his lovely wife Amy whether any of her family were quilters (and planning a baby quilt.) Nope! So I got the go-ahead to make a quilt using blues!
I sorted through my blue fabric stash until I had a nice combination; I did add a couple of fabrics during the Hot Springs quilt show, and I found a sailboat print (Moda Fabrics, from the 'Passport' design line.) The design was in my head long before I started constructing. This was my first time making 'Lady of the Lake' blocks, and of course it all took me longer than I had hoped....and the baby arrived one jump ahead of completion. That was fine, though, as I could add his birthdate and stats to the quilt label!
One critique from my quilting circle: "Elaine, NObody is going to use that quilt for a baby! Just put a hanging sleeve on it!"
So I made the second quilt.