Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Tina's baby quilt finally has a name. Normally, after I have a soak in my bathtub I can come up with a name for my quilts but it didn't happen this time. I knew I wanted pink in the name, so I looked up the meaning of the colour pink on the Internet. There were some options that I could use for a quilt name - Unconditional Love, Universal Love, Happiness & Joy but they weren't quite right because I still wanted the word 'pink' to appear in the name. I read a little further and saw phrases that use the word pink and I saw 'Tickled Pink' and I knew right away that was the one!
This baby quilt is very important to me and I wanted it to be as special as I could possibly make it because it is going to a very special baby. My dear friend Lou Lou passed away in October from breast cancer. She had been a survivor for just over 20 years after being diagnosed in her mid-30s and her greatest wish was to see her children grow up and to hopefully one day see her grandchildren. Thankfully, she was able to see her children grow into young adults and before she passed away she also knew that her son and his partner were expecting a child - her first grandchild.
I started hand stitching the binding to the quilt last night and this morning I was so excited to get going that I was up by 6 am and already working on the binding by 6:30 am. So much for slow stitching but I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts - Slow Stitching Sunday anyway!
This quilt finished at approx. 46" x 53" and was quilted in a free hand loopy pattern with pink thread.