I recently was given a fantastic gift. I am NEVER lucky – I never win at casinos (I don’t even bother to go) – I never win drawings or door prizes – but I must have been in the right place at the right time one day last week.
I was shopping the pre-Thanksgiving sale at my LQS and talking with the lady cutting my fabric about the children’s quilts that I make. I told her all about Wrap-a-Smile and Wrap-Them-in-Love and all of the great work that they do. And then she asked if I wanted some fat quarters that she had been carrying around in her car just waiting to give them to somebody! Of course, I said yes – I was expecting 3-4 FQs.
And this is what she brought me – that bag was HEAVY! It had fat quarters (on the left), a layer cake (in the middle) and some yardage (on the right). I was stunned!!
So yesterday and today I worked up this sweet baby quilt from the layer cake pieces.
|9-Patches (sorry about the sewing room mess!)|
|Still more 9-patches|
|Square in a squares - set on point|
|And the final top - it is just too sweet in person!|
The pattern is called Fiona and it’s from this book by Me and my Sister Designs:
I’m going to try to quilt it up tomorrow and take it back to show her my appreciation on Monday and give her a thank you note. What a nice person she was!
PS The fabric I bought that day had to be put away for Christmas – I wasn’t allowed to play with that!