Here is Lauren lying on her new quilt! I hope she has many hours of fun tummy time -she certainly looks adorable lying there. Norah said the quilt brought about a renewal of interest for Henry in the quilt I made him!
I know he spent lots of time on his quilt and it looks like it held up well. That is what baby quilts are for - to be used and loved.
Here are the leaves drawn on fusible web to be ironed to the printed fabrics. Lots of tracing of the template and lots more cutting of leaves. That will be the final big push, though. The applique goes quickly as there are no places that I have to knot the thread since something will go over the edges or they will be in a seam. I will have to secure the threads in the flower centers. Altogether, I will have done 448 leaves. But they are worth it!
One more thing for the last day of February---the little snowman and squirrel in the picture at the beginning of this post came from my Pinterest Board "The North Wind Doth Blow". I have been on Pinterest for about 2 1/2 years now and enjoy it so much. It's full of gorgeous things, lots of good recipes, patterns, inspiration, eye candy, whatever you want. Today may be the day that I reach 10,000 followers. As of about a minute ago, I had 9995 so it will probably make it sometime today or tonight. I think that's pretty cool for such an old lady. You can look at my boards by clicking the icon at the top of my sidebar. There are tons of quilt pictures and other needlearts, lots of vintage boards, holidays, flowers, etc. etc. I love the twenties and thirties and they are well represented there, too. Pinterest is a fun place!
"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing."