Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A Quilt for Joanna
Benjamin received his Mommy-made quilt for his third birthday, so I decided that would be our tradition. When I finally got a chance to start Joanna's quilt earlier this month, I was a little worried. After all, I had made Benjamin's over the course of several months, and now I needed to make Joanna's in less than six weeks. So I was thrilled when I finished it up last week - with plenty of time to spare! First I was amazed that it had gone together so quickly, then I started wondering why on earth Benjamin's had taken so long...and then I remembered that when I had been making his we had not only packed up and moved, but I also had had a fussy infant, meaning I didn't exactly get a chance to sit down and sew for a couple of hours at a time!
Anyway, I love how Joanna's quilt turned out! In keeping with their room colors, I used lots of red and yellow, but then I added in some pink and purple to make it girly. To keep it doable, I made a super simple design, and I don't worry about perfection on a project this big!
It complements Benjamin's quilt so nicely! I can't wait to see the quilts in their room together.