I always have a couple quilt projects in the works - at various stages of completeness. When finally nearing the end of a quilt project, I run my machine down the last stretch of binding, trim off the thread, and gently place the quilt on the floor. I love that feeling of accomplishment at seeing a quilt completed. (Ack! I love quilting so much!)
This quilt in particular makes me so happy.
My niece - Betty - is turning one in a couple weeks. She lives an ocean away, but I get to see her stateside soon. I haven't made a quilt for Miss Betty yet, and I knew her first birthday was the perfect occasion.
But boy was this quilt work! I worked with teeny tiny two-inch squares that turned into triangles. And all had to meet up perfectly at the corners. (My seam ripper has gotten a good workout the last couple weeks.)
But the teeny tiny patchwork proved successful, I think. And little Betty will always know that her auntie loves her to pieces.
I know you're a baby and can't read this, but... Happy Birthday sweet girl.