Baby Quilts #2 and #3 for the Blanket Ministry were quilted and bound and finally finished today. #1 has been finished for several weeks now and the reason why I wasn't in a hurry to finish the other two was because I wasn't sure how I wanted to quilt them.
Thankfully, divine quilting inspiration finally kicked in. When I first started making baby quilts for the Blanket Ministry, my machine quilting skills were pretty basic and something that I wasn't very comfortable with doing. Since then my machine quilting has vastly improved and am glad I quilted each one of these quilts with a different design. One of these days I'm going to try free motion quilting.
I will say that once I finished the Blanket Ministry quilts, I feel much joy and satisfaction, especially when I sew these labels on each one of the quilts.
I'm happy I finished the quilts before the end of the month and met my goal of making one baby quilt a month. These are ready to be dropped off at the coordinator's house which means I am now free to work on other projects with a certain peace of mind for the next two months. And also I was done before the much anticipated arrival of the first grand baby. It seems like the grand baby is in no hurry to arrive now. The plan was to induce by the 24th but the parents are thinking if the baby is fine and under no stress that they will delay the inducement. I think they must have read a book on to torture new grandparents to be.
I know I'll be busy until the big day because I have three quilts ready to be picked up from my long arm quilter which means I will have binding to do. It's quite possible I could be hand sewing a binding on one of these quilts in the car when we finally take our road trip down for the delivery.
The fabric fast continues but I know the end is coming soon. My Fat Quarter Shop Sampler Box for March arrived today and it's absolutely wonderful. Look what was included in my box, this is definitely a sign that it's time to buy--Cotton + Steel fabric. (This discount is only being offered to Sampler Box Subscribers.) I'm holding off until April 1st because I want to say my fabric fast lasted a whole three months.
Minus 100 Yards Challenge YTD Total: -58.25 yards
Meanwhile, still on standby........
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