Finally a little something for my little guy. I've decided not to call it a quilt. The word quilt makes it sounds like it's going on a bed, but this thing doesn't match the room at all (it's pale green). So I've decided to call it a play mat. It'll go on the floor when he's having tummy time and learning to roll around. It's already been broken in by Davey and Keith who have been running circles around it in the family room. In fact, when I first showed it to Keith he said, "it's hopscotch" and starting jumping up and down on it while holding his sippy cup, which resulted in a few drops of chocolate milk getting on it. Oh well.
Love that monkey fabric. It's by Moda and was discontinued at the time I bought it. I had to search far and wide all over the internet. Ebay sellers were selling it at ridiculously high prices. I felt so lucky that I was able to find some at a reasonable price from an online store. Well, I just got my new catalog from Hancock's of Paducah and Moda has brought it back with a few more that I haven't seen before: look at this cute little band-aid fabric and this fabric that looks like the texture of socks.
Dave asked me today if I'm finally going to make a quilt for myself. Oy! Not for another couple of years, I think. After this whirlwind two months-or-so of quilting, I can honestly say that I'm done. It's been fun, but I am done. Uncle!!!!
I have a couple more small projects lined up--end of the year tote-bags for Davey's preschool teachers and a couple of cushions for our living room. But I'm definitely slowing down. I'd like to spend my last few free evenings sitting and reading or maybe trying my hand at knitting some socks.
p.s. Funny thing happened the other day. I offered up gift tags a couple of posts ago and it turns out one person I'll be sending tags to, Gina, lives a mere 10 min. away from me. Isn't that funny? In this whole big blogging world, I'm going to be making tags for someone who is practically my neighbor!!