Finally finished the quilt for our new, and 1st granddaughter. She's beautiful, as if I'd say anything else. I had my daughter do some looking for something she would like in a baby quilt and I found a few things for her to look at, too. We settled on a pattern by Karla Alexander for Saginaw Street Quilt Company called Crazy Dreams. I picked my own fabrics and made some changes to suit us and give it more of a "for baby" feel. I just couldn't call a quilt for a sweet baby "Crazy" so I named it "Sweet Dreams in the Garden." I picked some florals, one with butterflies and dragonflies, some abstracts and a batik. We wanted it femine but not overly girly. My daughter loved the fabric choices so I got to work on the cutting and piecing. The pattern had an interesting piecing technique for the crazy patch squares that I'm sure I'll use again. I was nearly finished with the quilting when she went into labor. I was able to complete the quilting before they came home even though I had 3-year old big brother at my house. What a bundle of energy and noise, but I enjoyed every minute of it.
I tried to stretch my FMQ skills on this one, wanted to do some new things. I did a meander with stars thrown in to keep with the celestial theme. There is a sleeping sun and a half moon with a ring of stars in alternating corners, thought they added a bit of whimsy and I had to add a bow in the sleeping babies curl. The repeating vine and the pebbling on the moon were fun and feel I can add that to my FMQ repertoire. Overall I'm pleased with the result, not perfection at all, but something she can use as she grows. Looking forward to making both of them many more things.