But, back to my quilty project. I had completed a number of disappearing 4-patch blocks using 2 "Wishes" charm packs, and I really needed to have a baby boy quilt on hand. I was hoping that this quilt would fill the bill for that - but, as the saying goes, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" - and so did this quilt. Not that things went wrong - they just didn't go the way I had planned! I love the quilt, but it's not as boy-ish as I hoped for, and it's actually larger than I wanted. I realize that I could make it smaller, but what would I do with the leftover blocks?
I've since decided to use it for one of my donation quilts for the Hands2Help charity quilt challenge (check out the link in my sidebar). This quilt will be just the right size for a young boy or girl, and I hope that the bright colours and cheerful prints will make someone's day just a bit brighter (these quilts will be donated to a child in foster care). Because it's already large enough, I'm not going to put a border on it. I picked up a great turquoise print for the backing last week, so now it just needs to be sandwiched and quilted. I just may make that my May goal!
Oops! almost forgot to show you the picture! Here it is:
Thanks for stopping by for a look!