After dithering about all week, I DID decide to commit to May’s A Lovely Year of Finishes.
Which is actually going to be a totally new project.
But it has been on my to-do list for several months. A family friend was expecting baby #2 in June. I say was, because he decided he wanted to show up in time for Easter. All is well, he’s happy and healthy and only a little bit little. Phew. I’ve actually only met mom and dad once, but, dad is the son of MY dad’s best friend. Oh, and did I mention, my dad passed away several years ago? When this couple had baby #1, the year after he died, I made them a quilt because it’s what he would have wanted.
Okay, enough self pity.
I also used animal fabric because the mom works for a nature nonprofit… And I decided to go the same route this time. When I was moving all my fabric, I found some jungle theme prints I bought years and years ago, when Annie was in her jungle animal phase. That’s way behind us, but the fabric still sits in the stash. Sigh.
So tonight I picked one as a theme piece, and pulled fabric to complement it.
Cute, right? I wonder if it needs a pop of bright blue?
Then I was puzzling over pattern, and realized that there’s yet another quilty-blogand trend that I never got around to- Jeni of In Color Order’s Modern Plus Quilt. These prints and colors will be so much fun in that pattern, and the piecing is simple enough to get done and out to the early little man ASAP.
So my May goal is to finish this quit, start to binding and done… Fingers crossed!