Amy, a good friend of mine that goes to my church is about to have a baby any day now and I thought it’d be nice for all the girls in our small group to get together and make her a quilt. We all had varying levels of sewing knowledge but they did awesome and it was so fun to work on something like that together.
I took a couple quilt patterns to the group and they decided on a granny square quilt. I knew Amy liked Lotta Jansdotter and I happened to have a jelly roll of her first line so I pulled some coordinating solids and we went to work.
The backing is the rest of the jelly roll strips and some Glimma prints I bought at The Little General. I quilted it with a scripture and though you can’t read the white thread very well, I love how it turned out. It reads, “every good and every perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights in whom there is no shadow of change james one seventeen”, written in cursive and sewn over twice. (I drew it on paper to see how it would fit, drew lines across the quilt every 6 inches in chalk, roughly wrote the words, and then went for it.)
It’s bound in a yellow stripe from Glimma (I’m really getting the hang of this machine binding thing!) and I free-motion sewed a label. We gave it to her at her baby shower a couple weeks ago and she was so pleased. (Amy and her husband are also the owners of this quilt, btw.) I can’t wait to meet the little one and snuggle it in this quilt!