Jaime and Dennis, who married last February are expecting a little one in June. They don't know the gender; like Sherry and Chris, they prefer to be surprised. I must say that I approve!
There's a baby shower for this little one tomorrow afternoon, and I'm unable to attend because of a commitment with Joe, Andrew and Amy. I waited too long to get an outside picture of the gift for Jaime's baby and now today it is rainy. So I spread the quilt on the loveseat to get a photo. It isn't ideal, but it will do. It is made with Laurel Burch Jungle Songs fabrics; the nine blocks were the partial result of a swap we had about five years ago. I had used some of the blocks to make a little quilt for Sam last spring and there are still enough for one more baby quilt.
I did a dumb thing when I was sandwiching it. You may remember that life has been a bit hectic around here for the past several weeks. I've been distracted as well as overcommitted (though that is starting to settle down some). When I made the sandwich for Jaime's baby's quilt, I wasn't thinking, and lay the back down wrong side out instead of in. Didn't discover this until I had the binding all machined on! Did not want that seam showing on the back, so I cut a 1.5 inch strip of the snakes fabric and folded the edges in and hand stitched in in place over the seam. Sherry is confident that people will think it is just a wonderful little detail I chose to add, and have no idea that it is covering up a mistake. I hope she's right!