A colleague at work's wife recently had a baby, their second miracle child and we wanted to mark the arrival with something special (their first was born just before the school opened).
It was suggested that everyone contribute a square for a quilt - to make it simple I provided everyone with a 7" white square that they had to give back decorated in whatever way they wished. Some ironed on patches, some appliqued designs, some used fabric paints to draw/write and one got her gran to teach her to cross stitch so she could do her square.
I then took them home, bordered them and made them up into a quilt. Here's the result...
I also had some lovely fabric in my stash that worked for backing fabric:
All in all I'm pleased. I'm never that comfortable layering and quilting a large quilt (the blocks on this one ar 10" square) as it's a real battle with my pretty basic Brother machine but it's the thought that counts and I know that they're going to love the finished result.
We should be getting a visit from Hayden and his parents tomorrow on his 2 week birthday so it's finished in the nick of time.
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