As previously mentioned, we hosted a big birthday party at our house on April 27th. One birthday was for my friend's baby who turned one, and one was for my dear (American) friend Nicole. Nicole lives close by and we see each other frequently and she's always abreast of my latest projects (she might have called me a craftaholic a few times!). So far, Nicole and her husband haven't been able to conceive, which as you can imagine is stressful and disheartening at the best of times. A while ago, while I working on another baby quilt, she made a comment about never getting one because she doesn't have a baby. I thought this was a misconception that needed correcting!
I decided to make her a lovely, snuggly couch quilt. I know her couch is red, and she has black and white pillows, so I thought a layer cake of Circa 1934 would look great. I worked like a madwoman to finish this quilt in two weeks, in time for her surprise birthday party. I made as many flying geese as I could (with this tutorial), adding in some solids, and then had some fun arranging them.
I used my standard winter silk batting, some cream colored flannel on the back, and quilted it in waves to soften the pointy geese.
She loved it. And was very surprised. Thought she was going to the umpteenth baby birthday party and instead she got a cake and a quilt too! There may have been tears.
Doesn't it look perfect on her couch?
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday...