He told me she came unexpectedly early, and he spent quite a number of months going back and forth between home and hospital, in cities that were many miles apart. But baby is fine now in spite of the difficulties of her early months.
When he told me her name, I loved it. Of course I'm not sure how they're spelling it, Lilly or Lily, but whichever way, I'm sure she's beautiful! All grandbabies are beautiful. It's a fact!
So began my quest for lily fabric. I checked local shops, and you could find multiple florals of every variety, but the lilies were day lilies or tiger lilies, or God Forbid Easter Lilies... which I do not like and I don't care for the smell they give off!
|You would think that in my mountains of fabric I'd have something appropriate! Sadly, no...|
|Not that attractive, and hard to match...|
|Pretty but a very heavy weight|
|Ta Da!! At last! Something I can work with!!|
|I was aiming for large, meandering stitches, but it wasn't long before I was crossing myself up so I decided to go loopy.|
|Those rose shaped just begged me to go around and around... I had this fabulous variegated thread too.|
|This is the back of that rose shape. Hey, I'm impressed!|
|Getting adventurous, I put in the date on one of the sashing strips.|
|I quilted my name in too, but on the front it's in the patterned block so it's hard to find. I also put the name LILLY in another spot.|
So to those of you like my friend Suzi who do fabulous free motion quilting work, don't worry, I'm not about to give you any competition yet, but I can say I did this one all by myself!
The one thing I forgot to do thus far is take a photo of the whole thing, quilted.
And I did label it. Don't forget to do a label especially on quilts you're giving as gifts. I'm so guilty of not doing that.