Hi everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful week. This week I became a grandma! Isn't that fabulous? Our son and his wife had a baby boy! His mom and dad won't let me tell you his real name, so I'm going to call him Otis (not even close to his real name!) here on the blog. He was a big baby (1 ounce shy of 9 pounds) but he is so tiny. And adorable! With a full head of hair, believe it or not. When his parents give me permission, I'll share a fun picture of him, I promise.
All of which makes this week's finish a bit anti-climactic, doesn't it? Well, here's the quilt:
Yep, Serendipity is a finished quilt! It has been raining and windy here all week, and it was hard to get pictures. Then it got dirty when it blew away once and I was mad at myself for taking it outside at all.
I didn't really intend to make this quilt, but I ended up really liking it. It's quilted in a gray thread in a flower pattern that almost matches the flowers in the sashing. I never thought I'd like gray thread, but I am totally using it again because it blended so well and all I can really see is the texture, even on the white fabric, and on the brown, too.
For the binding I used Susie's magic binding with a 4th gray and a bright yellow flange. (I wonder how many times a day quilters everywhere bless Susie's name?) I have now used some of every gray that I had in my tiny little condo stash, and I'm really surprised at how much I like how they play together. (Now that I think about it, that may be every gray I've ever owned.)
Serendipity finished at just about 55 by 72, perfect for warming up chilly legs. The backing is almost as much fun as the front, too. It's a Windham print called 8 Days a Week.
Finally, here is how cuddly the quilt turned out:
Yep, that's the hubs, getting cozy on the sofa. They all get used around here, even when they're brand new.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. As if this wasn't already a great week, this weekend is a bridal shower for my daughter. How much happiness can one family handle? We'll see!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finish it up Friday and soscrappy.