Eighteen months ago, Joey was very tiny! And couldn't walk or talk or tell me he loved me! It's hard to believe any of that was ever true because now he never stops doing all of those things. But that's not the point of this story. The point is, 18 months ago, I stuffed tiny Joey in the Ergo and set off on a solo adventure downtown. At the time that felt like a very big deal. But a company downtown was co-hosting a few of the Quilters of Gees Bend and I really wanted to go, so off we went. (I wrote a post about the event here if you want more detail.)
I came home excited to try to work some Gees Bend influence into my quilts, which a few weeks later, led to a pink quilt and these blue and green blocks.
Just a few blocks, but I made them without measuring or really planning that much, which was a big deal for me. And slowly, slowly those few blocks turned into more blocks and they turned into a quilt top. And then last month (at my first DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting in months!), they turned into a quilt.
The light blue background is Essex linen. Such a yummy texture to add to a quilt! I quilted it in a very loose grid. I backed it mostly with the beautiful Anna Maria Horner feathers, one of my favorite fabrics ever, and a few little scraps on the side to fill it out. I'm really happy with how the quilt came out, and I think it's fun that a quilt begun when Joey was only four months old (and a second baby was so far from a thing) will now grace the crib in just a few months.