I started making a quilt for the fireman’s breakfast fundraiser last year. My intention was for the quilt to twin sized with some fireman themed fabric. The idea for the quilt started with a video from Missouri Star and ended a little differently.
It turns out the blocks I had didn’t set up the way they were suppose to. So rather than throwing the mess away, I opted to make two baby quilts from the mess. I made and finished one for last year’s benefit but I still had the leftovers to make another.
A few months ago I was in a “clean up some projects mode” so I got the top sewn together. I realized that I didn’t have enough of the same block for the checkerboard border so I substitued something else in that worked well….finally it was a top..and then it sat.
Last Saturday was time to get it quilted. I put it on the frame thinking…”Look at me. I’m ahead. I’m going to have this done LONG before the fireman’s breakfast.”
Then as I was quilting I remembered that the neighbors across the street are expecting a baby. The dad is on the fire department with Hubby and I’m slatted to do childcare for them this fall. They don’t know if they are having a boy or girl. Shucks. This should be the quilt if they have a boy. Yep. It should.
I did a simple stipple in white thread. In person it looks just fine. I don’t to fancy stitching on baby blankets. They are meant to get used and worn.
I ended up quilting this and the Charlotte’s Basket quilt I told you about on the same day….my shoulder didn’t appreciate that and I can’t do that again. I like looking at this quilt on the diagonal. I’ll admit to having to fudge a few seams to get this all to fit together and for the outer checkerboard design to turn the corner. I have to make a few of the seams slightly bigger…but look, can you tell?
I can’t and the baby can’t….so, if it’s a boy…this is the quilt…and if it’s a girl. Hmmm. I better start thinking on that!
Don’t you just love Ruby’s “Can we just get this over with so I can have a treat look”?
Yes…Ruby. I’m done. You can have your treat!!!
If the neighbors don’t have a boy…I’ll have an extra boy quilt and I’m all for that!!