Hi! Remember I made a Jonah Name Quilt a few weeks ago? Well, my daughter's bestie from high school asked me if I could make one for her new nephew, Lhiam. She saw my Jonah Quilt on my Instagram, how could I say no? She asked for light orange, light yellow, light green, and I suggested aqua/light blue. Pastels aren't really my thing, so I bought a few quarter yards, but I did find enough in my stash to pull it together.
I used aqua minky on the back, it is smooth and so soft!
Although, the Name Quilt pattern can be found in Lori Holt's Spelling Bee book, I used the New Puppy block found in her Vintage Christmas book. I also made this quilt wider and longer than the pattern calls for. It measures 40 x 50 inches after washing.
This puppy is too cute!
Since I was off this week, I spent some time trying to reorganize my sewing room. I went through all my Bonnie & Camille fabrics. I have eight fat quarter bundles in a tub still in their ribbons, another tub has the yardage, and two smaller boxes have the scraps. I instructed my hubby if we ever have to evacuate our home, he should grab the tub of fat quarter bundles! He asked about by my sewing machine and I said to leave it--it is easily replaced, but not all those B&C fabrics are! As I was organizing the scraps, I decided to cut the fabrics for this Spools 2 Quilt. All of my spools will be scrappy with no repeats!
Here is that scrappy goodness! I ordered some B&C fabrics at a Black Friday sale and I am waiting to see if one of those fabrics will be better than a plain white background.
My daughter spent this week in Portugal! They visited both Porto and Lisbon.
She loved Portugal--it was inexpensive especially compared to Paris.
They had amazing food, rode around on motorized scooters,
and got an ocean fix with a boat ride. One more trip is scheduled to Ireland before finals and her return to the US on December 14.
I return to work tomorrow for four weeks before Winter Break. We had a little snow yesterday, so it is really feeling like winter here. I have a couple pork tenderloins in the crockpot to help with meals this week. Cook once eat twice right?
I finally get to reveal my Fat Eighth Fruitcake Quilt on Wednesday for the Fat Quarter Shop--it is a great free pattern, so be sure to pop over and see it!