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From everything I've sewn for my daughters, I've saved 4' squares of fabric and for one of their birthdays (I think 10th), I'm going to make them each their own quilt from all those pieces of fabrics. I think this is a good plan, but one day I realized that they would hopefully like their quilts well enough to take with them when they grow up and move out and I wanted something for myself, to remember. So over time I've collected strips of fabric and then over the course of the last two summers I sewed those scraps together and cut 10" blocks on the diagonal and then pieced them all together. Just this past week, I quilted it and bound it and now it's ready for use. I backed it with flannel. We have one other quilt backed with flannel and it's the fan favorite. I really love how this quilt turned out and it was so rewarding to pull it out of the dryer and lay it out on the floor. Both Holly and Greta were searching for and finding fabric scraps that they recognized and asking me about the ones they didn't recognized. And Maeve was copying them by pointing to fabrics herself. I bound it in fabric leftover from a dress I made for Maeve. I love this quilt! 

January was a very productive sewing month for me despite travel. I finished up one quilt top for my dear friend's beautiful baby girl and I made a second quilt start to finish for our next door neighbors and their new bundle. For the first one, I used Heather Ross Briar Rose fabric (the same stuff I used for the girls' quilts), and for the second quilt, I used some free spirit fabric that I had around. I've made 4 quilts (I think) from that one half yard bundle purchase. Babies are so wonderful and it's nice to help celebrate.