Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Dear is Another Baby Word

America is a nation peopled by the world. And we are all Americans.
~Ronald Takaki


DEAR is another FLW {four letter word} we use for babies. You have to read line by line. If you read counterclockwise, it becomes DARE. 

Dear baby quilt

The Coins are from the same set as LOVE but a couple of the backgrounds are different. 

This time I wised up and arranged the letters A and R so they have no points. It's much easier to sew when those pesky points aren't in play. Haha. There's another FLW.

Detail of letter E, spiral quilting, and binding

The print on the back has loads of cute baby chicks. It's a bit too narrow so a five-inch strip of bright orange was inserted. You know I had to put some brights in there. 

Back of Dear baby quilt

The binding is a remnant from our beloved sister's stash. I've been saving it for the perfect place but it fits here. She was a dear and would enjoy seeing a new generation nap on a quilt with some of her fabric.

View of letter E

A quick wash and dry and it's ready to gift to a darling dear somewhere. 

Quilt Specifics
Size: 45" x 45"
Design: String quilt
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Premium Natural Cotton
Thread: Metler fine embroidery cotton thread in yellow
Quilting: Spiral with walking foot
Approximate yardage: 5.5 yds


Photographer Meddelin Chan works in the family business, wedding planning. She accidentally kills her blind date who won't take no for an answer. Dial A for Aunties is Jesse Sutanto's debut adult novel and she introduces us to Chinese-Indonesian culture as Meddelin's mother and then her aunts try to help her cover up the event. 

A cute, quick read that has been optioned for a Netflix movie. 

Enjoy the day, Ann