An old high school friend, whom I've been out of contact with for about 5 years, sent out a mass email announcing the birth of his child last week--a daughter named Jordan. The excitement of a first baby was palpable: the beaming faces of the parents; dad's eyes full of pride; and the mom, oh my. She had just gone through a 26 hour labor and there she was looking dead tired, but exuding joy. Too precious. So I thought to myself, I've gotta make these people something. Good thing my quilting machine is set up. And though I didn't officially join the use what you have challenge, this would definitely have qualified.
Here's the front:
Here's the back: Here's a close-up:
Strip quilting. Gotta love it. This thing came together so quickly, even my husband was impressed.