Remember about a year ago when I came home from a shop hop with these fabrics?
Well, I can't find a picture, but they have been made into a top like that shown in the magazine on the right. (Maybe I never took one?)
I had no plan for the quilt, but thought to myself that if a certain friend, T, gets pregnant again, these would make a fantastic boy quilt, or if she chooses not to know the gender until baby arrives, a very good gender-neutral quilt.
Today the mail arrived. Included was a birth announcement from T and family. They had a little boy 10 days ago. (Adorable, by the way!)
After kicking myself in the rear for not even knowing she was pregnant (for baby #1 I arrived at a Christmas cookie exchange to find her 5 months along!), I almost panicked, then I remembered I had this top, the backing (needing piecing) and even the binding cut and ironed. All I need is batting and I can quilt it.
(Not that fabric shopping for another project would be all that traumatic...)
So the list of quilts to be done has grown by one today, though it's going to be easier than starting from scratch AND it will lessen the pile of quilt tops I have with no destination!
I hope to have it done before she's up to getting together and I can present her with baby quilt #2. And maybe that will help put me back in her good graces since she lives only an hour away... (bad friend, bad bad friend...)
Now I'd better hop to it...still have to get that I Spy put together and blogging isn't going to get that done!