bound & determined

It’s been a little quiet here on the blog, but I assure you, it’s been anything but that in real life. There’s been lots of bustling and buzzing about as I juggle the last few projects in between midwife appointments and family and out-of-town friends visiting and prepping the ol’ home and spending time with friends and just being tired. I’m finishing up the wonky cross quilt this evening, stitching up the last length of binding as soon as I get off the computer. I want to finish it tonight. I kinda have mixed feelings about it, however. I love the palette but fear it might be a little busy. Also, in my haste, I did a piss-poor job of quilting it. Looking at it now, I wish I had treated some parts differently and added little details here and there, but that’s for another day….

I thought the wonky cross quilt would be it as far as baby quilts go for the time being, but lo and behold I came across this beauty over on Anna Maria Horner’s blog. Naturally, I had to make one like it. Apparently, the pattern is in her upcoming book, Handmade Beginnings, which will be available May 3rd, but I couldn’t wait. I’m in full-on nesting mode, and it’s a little crazy. I’m thinking of getting the book despite the fact that I probably won’t have time to make anything from it between then and the 8th (or whenever our Feisty friend decides to show up) because the projects are adorable. That, and I love the dress on the cover. I love it enough that I must make it.

The technique used to construct this is more or less the same as the technique used for making the hexagons for the hexalong. Suffice it to say, I still have a lot to learn. My center? Far from perfect. It does make for a quick and attractive top, though, and at approximately 36 x 36 inches, it’s a great size for a baby quilt. But again, more on this later… like when I actually finish it.
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