One of the reasons I started quilting was because I wanted to be able to to give handmade gifts to people I love. It gives me the greatest joy. Today, this quilt found a home.
This is the quilt I made for the Charm Madness Blog Hop at Sew Lux Fabrics. It didn't have an intended home when I was making it but now it does. A wonderful friend is adopting a 2-year-old girl next week. I wanted her to have something to provide her comfort in this time of transition. She is joining an older brother and sister and I couldn't be more excited for her. When I gave this to her new dad, he was really touched and told me that these were the exact colors of her new room. It was fate! I've had a smile on all day just thinking about this new family.
In other news, I've got a winner to announce from last weeks April Showers Mug Rug blog hop.
I've contacted her to ask about her favorite colors etc. and will be putting something together for her very soon. Thanks everyone for participating in the April Showers Blog Hop - it was so much fun!
The other quilty project I've been working on this week is this mini quilt - I found it on Craftsy for $3.00 - I saw the original at QuiltCon and just loved it. In fact, I used the free charm packs of Lizzie House's Pearl Bracelets that I got at QuiltCon to make it, so I might just name this QuiltCon...I'm contemplating something in the middle - possibly appliqué. I think the back will be pieced as well since it's a small quilt - I've got leftover charms that I'd like to play with. But here's where it stands as of last night. This is my first use of a text print as a background. It is a little busier than what I would normally choose, but I think it does provide an interesting twist.
Happy weekend to you all - I hope the weather is as gorgeous where you are as it is here in Austin, TX!