Tuesday, February 7, 2012

baby quilt- a February finish!

Did you watch the Super Bowl last night? As a native of New England, I suppose I should cheer for the Patriots, but I'm not the biggest football fan out there. Steve and I watched, but I will admit, we were both more invested in the commercials! I loved the M&Ms and the Doritos, and the polar bears with the Coca-Cola. So fun.

I was tweeting during the game (are you following me @lexilooo?), drinking prosecco, and at the same time, I finished a baby quilt! This is a quilt that I began several months ago with the DC Modern Quilt Guild, as we did a charity event. We made a number of baby quilts and then donated them to a local organization that helps low income mothers with their new babies. At that time, I was a bit overwhelmed and overextended, and didn't finish this one in time to donate, so I donated another quilt that hadn't found a home yet. Now that this one is finished, I need to find it a home too!

I do love the idea of charity quilting, and really want to do more, as I get a bit better with each quilt that I finish. I'm still not always comfortable with the things that I do, and I feel as though I am very cautious with my quilting, but that isn't a bad thing, right? There are so many great organizations out there to support mothers and babies, and I want to find one that I really love and support them by sending them quilts. Four quilts a year seems like a good starting point, I think...so in the next eleven months, I need to finish three more baby quilts and then I will donate them. If I do more than four, even better!

Right now, I am working on another baby quilt, though this one has a home. A friend of mine is expecting her first, a boy, in April, and her shower is in two weeks! I am out of town this coming weekend, on a work trip to Atlanta, so I need to finish it quickly! I really love the fabric that I am using, and of course, will post pictures when I finish!

What about you? Have you made anything recently? Did you watch the Super Bowl? What commercial was your favorite? Who was your team?


Mrs.Pickles said...

What a lovely quilt!

Kiki and Lala said...

Love the quilt ..... Xxxx looks good xxx

Football and Fried Rice said...

Love the quilt! I've been lazy about makin anything - except dinner!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a gorgeous quilt! xo