The baby quilt started last week (here) is finished. I went to the post office confident of it getting to its destination in time, thinking of the old 2-day service. It is no more. Choice is 3-day or 1-day. Well, since 3-day would get it there a day after the shower, I took a deep breath and sprang for 1-day. It seemed important enough. Had I known the options, I would have tried harder to finish it by Wednesday. But this way I could pick up the books and add them to the package. It seemed the story should go along with it. There was an original Little Golden Book version and a board book. Seemed good to have both.
Up close the peach blends better as there are peach strips on the tug boat and orange flowers. But from a distance, not so much. The border is more thematically related than color related.
And though I had enough fabric that I didn’t need to piece the back, what else would I do with the panels that were to be the covers had I made a book? I’d intended the panels to be less centered, but by the time I trimmed, they had edged middlewise.
The back fabric had 17 color dots! I think that is the most I have seen on a print, though there are usually more than colors I have noticed in a print.
I quilted it in a simple, big meander.
Post about beginning and designing here.
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7 responses to “Shaggy, Baggy Elephant Finished”
Good work, and well done on hitting the deadline. It’s sure to become a treasured ‘blankie’ for the little person.
It looks wonderful on both sides! I’m wincing at what one day must have cost! Everything seems more each time I go to the post office. Soon I will just decide to drive things to their destination myself. LOL
Congratulations on meeting that deadline!
It’s so darling! I’m sure it will be well loved 🙂
Very sweet! Congrats on making your deadline. I think all quilters have experience that deadline pressure at some point (or many times, ha!)
came out great and I would agree on the go with books! well done and thanks for the update on 1 day or 3 day mailing…hard to keep up with post office changes…and nice you could make your deadline.
That quilt is so very cute! We used to read that book to our kids. I have seen those panels in the fabric store and never thought about making each individual page into a piece of a quilt. Super clever!!