Friday, August 7, 2015

August ALYOF Goal

My sister-in-law is having her second little boy very soon and I promised her a quilt.
 I love making baby quilts! 
 I finally decided on a pattern, something I designed myself, and I took Ben, my almost 1-year-old, to the quilt shop with me last Saturday morning while my husband and the older two boys went biking. (This is how you realize life has changed--when only taking one kid to the fabric store seems like a luxury!) Ben giggled and shrieked his way through the store, delighting (I think!) the other ladies, while I pushed the cart and browsed. I had a color scheme in mind based on the nursery, and crossed my fingers I'd find the perfect fabric to inspire me. 

And I did! I found this helicopter fabric. Perfect because it contained the colors of the nursery AND matched the wall decals--helicopters! 
I picked out the coordinating prints you see here and have gotten started. We live three states away from this new little nephew-to-be, so hopefully I'll have the quilt finished by the time we get to meet him. For now, though, my August ALYOF goal over at Sew BitterSweet Designs is to piece the top!

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