Sometimes It Doesn't Work Out
I don't usually sketch my quilts the way Turbo does. She has this terrific little notebook made with graph paper, and she draws and colors her quilts as they come into her mind. I don't. I get a picture in my head of how a quilt should look and pretty much jump in and get started. Usually, it looks on the wall pretty much as it looked in my head.
Not this time. I had another charm pack of Botany and had bought some yardage of the prettiest print. After the first Botany quilt, the one for Ben and Mia (who are in the labor room even as I write!) turned out so well, I got this idea that a charm pack could turn into QSTs and be latticed. They prolly can. But not Botany. Cutting them this small doesn't show off the gorgeousness of the line.
So this baby quilt is a finished flimsy. It strikes me as "okay" but not something I'm thrilled with. At some point I'll need a quilt for a faculty member at school, and I'll quilt it then.
News Flash: Even as I was typing, the phone rang, and Ben and Mia have successfully and happily delivered Benjamin Gustav in Boston!