One of my favorite people here is having a baby next month.
This gal is not only a great friend, she accompanies for my ward choir too. And although I really try to keep my singers in mind when picking music (nothing too complicated, Michelle!), I rarely think about the accompaniment (my blind spot, for sure), which means Kellye has an occasional mountain to climb, prep-wise. And she does it time after time, which makes her so so special to me. She had to get a quilt.
I showed her four or five pieces of fabric when I returned from Utah; she chose the color-spectrum panel in the middle there. Alison Glass, ex-libris. Colors so amazingly saturated and beautiful, this was a JOY to put together.
I did a nine-patch on the back and I'm so happy how it turned out. Backs can be tricky--I definitely wanted this to look deliberate, not hap-hazard. Also, I embroidered a little "For 'L,' 2015" (still trying to avoid writing full names of other kiddos here, just in case) on the yellow. And a little flower. Cute.
Also cute: my quilt holder. Thanks as always, Annie.
Here's an inside shot, after it went through the washer and dryer. Gotta love the crinkle!
I hand quilted randomly about 2/3 of the triangles, and couldn't resist outlining some of the beautiful little creatures in that middle panel.
A little closer look:
I know my color-happy friend will love wrapping her sweet baby in this bright rainbow. It's my favorite to date, for sure.