Sometime around Christmas, she asked if she could hire me to make another one for a friend of hers who is expecting in March. Of course, I said yes! So a couple of weeks ago, I received a package in the mail with the fabrics she had chosen for the quilt. Here's what I have finished so far:
Piecing that bubbly chenille has been a bit of a challenge. It tends to creep around while you're sewing, so lots of pinning is required, but it seems to be working out okay. I think the overall effect will be awesome with the varying textures, not to mention how soft and cuddly it will be for the baby! I just wish these pictures did justice to the chocolaty richness of the fabric.
This week I hope to get the borders on and prepare for quilting. The red gingham will be the border fabric:
The aqua/red floral print you can see in the hearts is also the backing fabric. I'm really excited to get this finished and see the end result. Since I've never really pieced a top with such varied types of fabrics, it's been hard for me to visualize, but I'm liking it more and more each step of the way. It's always fun to try new things!
(Be sure to stop by Design Wall Monday at the Patchwork Times today and see what everyone else is working on!)