- Most of my friends are past the baby stage in their lives. I'm out of practice making baby quilts.
- I can't wait to get back to making small fiber collages. Piecing is effective, but for me... BORING.
- I am a sloppy piecer. I don't care one bit about matching corners or straight seams. (I don't think baby's do either.)
- There is such a thing as too many fabrics and borders in a baby quilt.
- Baby quilts should be no wider than 40 inches so I don't have to piece the backing.
- I hate piecing the backing.
- I'm trying not to buy new fabric unless it's really neccessary.
- I don't have enough larger enough scraps to piece backings.
- According to Benjamin, spray basting is sticky AND stinky.
- If a quilt has a mind of it's own and grows beyond it's own borders, you can use the left over blocks to make a sweet, small tiny lap quilt that seems much more likeable.
- Spray basting feels really cold as I press the layers down. Why? This freaks me out a bit.
- I like babies and baby quilts, but next time I'm going to make one of these.
You'll see pictures of these quilts in a few weeks. (You know, the new moms might be reading.)
And in other news...
Have you heard about the controversy over the American Girl bracelet? You can read about it here. It's also in the latest issue of Newsweek.
Well, I thought this was so ridiculous and misdirected that I wanted to protest the protest. I went and bought 13 bracelets! (Why 13? Because that's how many I could lump together without raising the shipping costs.) I love the "I Can" promise and I want to share it with my daughter.
“I can be myself, follow my dreams, and always do my best. I can reach for the stars, lend a hand to others, and be a good friend. I can make a difference! I promise to try.”
Those bracelets will be added to every birthday gift we give and every Christmas box we send to out to girl friends... until they run out.
And then I might buy more. And so can you.