There is a new project on my sewing table. A little I-spy play quilt for a special little boy. When I lived on Oahu finishing up my Masters, I lived with an old childhood family friend, in a little house five minutes from the beach. This friend of mine taught me how to love the water. How to go to it to heal stress and hurt. There are so many precious memories that I have living there with her. Late night jam sessions where we would sing down the moon. Going for long drives around the island. Cooking and eating and laughing and living. Good times. Her little boy turns one in December, so that leaves me plenty of time for this project. Which is good since my machine seems to be really giving me a problem lately. It pieces fine but starts to get temperamental when I quilt on it. I would hand quilt it, but I know this friend of mine. This quilt needs to be sturdy and not too precious. Functional. So I made a little play quilt, with scraps from projects I made for my own little boy, from projects for other loved ones, and some new fabric from the stash. One hundred 5" squares. Ten by ten. This project actually sewed up pretty fast. I finished piecing the top and basted it all in one evening. The quilting would have been quicker if my machine was feeling up to it. A lovely simple project. I have a feeling that all of the kids in my life might be getting one of these. Don't you love that go to present? Happy Sewing everybody!
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