My sister's birthday was at the beginning of May. I had hoped to have her gift finished before then, but... Have I mentioned I am a master procrastinator?!! Anyhow, she was up visiting this weekend and I was determined to have it finished before she left. The presentation wasn't grand, but she likes it:
One, quilting is hard.
Two, blanket edging is a pain in the arse to sew.
Three, I am totally going to make one for my daughter. She does not have a bedspread and I think a patchwork quilt would be awesomly cute. I may try to fit a couple of her baby outfits/blankets onto the quilt. You know, for the memories (okay, that would be more for me than for her). I think I'll just start gathering scraps that she likes, since there is no timeline on this one--except for maybe finishing it before the weather gets cold again.
One more thing I want to point out. In the second pic, see the green square near the bottom?... It is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that says, "It is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try... Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says it can't be done."
Which reminds me of one of my Swedish great grandmother's sayings, when translated into English, "Can't never did anything." True.... True....