Another Opportunity Quilt! The reverse side of my "17 in 2017" list is filling in faster than the front!
This little finish is a quick baby quilt for an upcoming shower in mid-March for a young couple who attended our church before moving to a neighboring city. Since the other members of our ministry group were involved in other projects, I volunteered for this one, went home and sorted through the baby/child fabric bins and came up with this - finishing at 38-1/2 inches square.
Everything about this quilt is from stash remnants with the exception of the sweet tangerine Dear Stella print along the sides. I had purchased this fabric online a few months ago, to include in my grandson's baby quilt, but when it arrived found it was the wrong shade, and more suited to a little girl's quilt.
Just for fun, a little glimpse of my very cluttered sewing space!
The back - two very favorite fabrics I've been saving for just the right quilt. The blue remnant was probably picked up at a yard sale several years ago, every bit used in this quilt.
A closer look at the back (colors are more true in this photo)
This weekend we had to say goodbye to a faithful member of our little household for 13 years of his nearly 15 years on this earth. He was the epitome of pure love, a quality we humans can only hope to achieve in our years on this earth. So many memories, so many raw emotions right now
He was our constant companion and loved rides in the truck and walking along the Oregon beaches with us
He spent many hours alongside me as I worked in the sewing room, and occasionally bombed a photoshoot
He loved his home in the country
He loved life, and never complained, right up until the end when his heart gave out. He gave us his all, and we tried our best to reciprocate.