I started pulling fabrics from my stash on Friday for a baby quilt for my great-niece who was set to arrive on Tuesday. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. (It's not like I didn't know she was coming, right?) The quilt was finished up the day after she was born and will be making its way to the southeast Kansas area in the morning.
Stats: The pattern is from Quick & Easy Quilting, Aug. 2001 by Sue Harvey. It was titled Circus Tricks in the magazine -probably because of the fabric used, but I'm calling mine "Li'l Cowgirl Hugs & Kisses," since the blocks are X's and O's (snowball block). Cotton fabrics for the top; flannel backing, and Cream Rose cotton batt. Machine quilted - mostly stitch in the ditch, although I did quilt in the center of the snowball blocks to define the "O."
Baby stats: She weighed 8 lb, 13 oz, and was 21" long. A full head of dark hair. Momma and baby are doing fine.
I realize these are not delicate, girly colors, but the feature print is all cute, little cowgirls, and baby's mom didn't want any pink/purple frilly stuff. I did pull in some of the pastels in the X blocks to soften it up a little bit. The brown inner border and binding is a cotton fabric printed with a tooled leather pattern, so it adds to the western look.
I did have a lot of fun working on this little project, so maybe I just needed a deadline to get me back in the game.