I've recently begun following Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and she hosts a linky party every Friday to share what we've accomplished during the week. My problem, aside from laziness (!), is that I only have little spots of time to go in my craft room and sew, so my baby quilt for my friend is progressing slowly. I'll have to finish it soon, though, because Baby was due Tuesday, so he will definitely be here any day now!
I had some problems learning to make pinwheels, so I was a little discouraged for a few days. I thought and chewed on those things for a few days, tried a couple more times, and then it just clicked! I figured out how the triangles actually fit together to make the pinwheels, and I figured out . . . drumroll please . . . that they have to be cut and pieced very accurately! After that I was good to go, and finished the blocks quickly. Then I sewed all the blocks together, attached the thin inner border, made the prairie points and attached them, and got the top and bottom outer borders on. That's where I am now, but I won't have much time to sew again till tomorrow. We're having our church Sweetheart Banquet tonight!
Overall view of my quilt top - I love the green blocks separating the animal blocks!
One row of the prairie points. This is the feature I love most about this quilt.
Beth's favorite spot on the whole quilt. She has fallen in love with the giraffes!
Another view of the top. When I get the outer borders on the sides attached, the prairie points on the sides will flip outward like the ones on the top and bottom.
So there you have it! I'll be sure to post pictures when it's done, and I also want to show you what Beth made for the mama. She's made the mother a sweet little necklace with the baby's name and birthstone. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit Sarah and give her a Whoop Whoop! ;)