Well, the quilt is finished! I sent the top off to Krista (who now has her own blog going, so go check it out!) and she worked her long arm magic on it. She used a baptist fan pattern that ended up being just right-- the quilting is so soft, and our kids said that the fans look like rainbows! Perfect!
The quilting was done a couple of weeks ago, but I just got around to putting on the binding this weekend. Claire was so excited to have it on her bed. Since I hadn't taken photos yet, I joked with her that I hoped she wouldn't spill anything on it! Just three days later, there is already a big splotch of mystery purple something staining it. Sigh. Kids!
It's backed with a super soft flannel from Anna Maria Horner's LouLouthi line (coreopsis in teal) and bound with a crazy floral that Claire picked from my stash. I had planned to use a black and white binding, but when I make things for my kids I let them make the final design decisions. I think the one she chose is more fun!
I tried to get some full shots but I just can't bring myself to get on a ladder to hang this beast. My third trimester belly is getting in the way. But you understand, right?
It feels really good to have bed quilts made for both of the girls (although I won't be able to share the one I made for Avery for a long time since it's part of an upcoming book). A few people have asked if I've done any sewing for the new baby yet. Um, do four burp cloths count? He/she will be sharing a room with Cooper, so I'm gathering fabrics to make new bedding for both the crib and his toddler bed. I've dreamt of sewing teeny pants and bibs and all sorts of other things, but I'm running short on time. Hopefully the nesting urge will kick in soon.