A few weeks ago, a friend of mine had her fifth grandchild. Her son and his wife had a little boy and they named him Memphis. Isn't that the best name ever? I had been playing around with piecing some letters, so as soon as I heard the name, the idea for this quilt popped into my head.
This is for the little man.......
It started with some random pieced blocks made from scraps I had. Then came the letters, and I thought I should add the year too. I threw in a few bits on the right to sort of balance it out.
This photo really shows the quilting. It's an allover geometric type stipple. It's new to me, and much easier than traditional stippling. With this design, it's okay to cross over your lines!
I tried to make it big enough so Mommy could fit under it too during those late night feedings. Where they live, it's cold .
The backing is rows and rows of little toy soldiers and trees.
This is everything I had imagined, and more. I am so pleased with how it turned out : )
Now just to contact his Gramma, and send it off.
200 thread count unbleached muslin
40 x 54
Today I am linking up with Modern Monday over at Canoe Ridge creations