Here is the post with the fabrics I chose, and it had to be gender neutral since they wanted to be surprised. They had a boy, though and he is super cute!
So I started the quilt in the summer and made good progress on it before we went to Europe for two weeks. Then I had misread the amount I needed for the grey fabric, so I had to order more from fabrics.com and wait for it to arrive. That all overlapped with school starting and feeling exponentially tired until around Halloween, when I started feel peppier.
I finished up her quilt in November and dropped it off at Windy City Quilting to have the actual quilting done. I doubt I could do that on my machine and I wanted it to look really nice. She did a pattern called "bubbles" on it and it only cost about $70. She did a great job and is in the NW suburbs near O'Hare, so not very far away at all.
She said she had about 35 quilts in line to do, but she would try to squeeze it in before Xmas because it was a small quilt. She total delivered and I got it in the beginning of December! Then I did the binding on my machine and the quilt saga was FINALLY complete. Just in time to bring it to Oregon at Xmas and give it Vicky in person!
And now some pictures...
Back from quilting, but before binding.
|front close up|
|folded in half|
|folded to show a little of the back too|
|tall Andrew holding up the front|
|the full back|