I'm still plugging away on my brown bag challenge quilt. Bits and pieces are scattered about my living room floor in a somewhat organized manner that does not warrant pictures. Yet. By tomorrow, I should have the center done and ready to show you! I had a very productive holiday weekend. I quilted my pink batik quilt, sewed borders on a long-lost UFO and worked feverishly on my challenge quilt. I also quilted a batik lap quilt for a friend and sewed my binding on my red and white snowball quilt. Again, all of which I have no pictures to show. Since that's a pretty boring first paragraph, and potentially LAST paragraph, for my blog post, I'll share with you a gorgeous quilt that Keith made for his parents for Christmas last year.
Keith comes from a big family and is blessed with lots of little nephews and nieces. Several years ago, he got the notion to make a little baby quilt for his sister who was pregnant. I'm pretty certain he thought it would be a one-time thing. But his other sister was pregnant a year later and he didn't think it would be fair not to make that baby a quilt also. He's now made about eight adorable little baby quilts. Really, they are so cute.
So last year, right around Halloween, we were snuggled inside while the wind blew outside and going over what we were doing for our families for Christmas. When Keith said he thought he'd make a quilt for his parents, I thought riiigggghhht. You mean, you want ME to make a quilt for your parents. But he proved me wrong and dove right into my quilt books and found a pattern. Then he picked out the fabrics and set to cutting all the pieces out. Right before my very eyes, a beautiful quilt began to emerge in the middle of the living room floor. All by itself. So I sat back and had myself a grand time watching it all happen. The cutting. The ironing. The everything. Aside from me quilting it, he did everything himself. It was just gorgeous and his parents were beyond words.
Even Tigger got in on it.