A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
|Playing in the Rain
After a few rainy days I thought of sharing this cute panel quilt. I quilted it a few years ago and even did the binding, then it hung around (literally on a hanger) waiting for someone to love it. My daughter's college roommate had a bouncing baby boy back in December and this was the quilt my daughter chose to take to the shower. Mom and baby love it.
|Quilting Close Up
Here is a close up of the quilting. I sometimes use panels like this to practice my longarm quilting. The easy thing to do when working with this type of panel is to add borders to it. This gives a nice frame to the project and takes away the 'it's just a preprinted panel' look. It also makes it bigger, some panels are a little too skimpy to really wrap up a baby in. After practicing a new panto or free motion quilting I have a nice size quilt for a gift or charity.
I had a nice piece of plaid that worked well for the back. The yellow binding pulled out the color of the raincoat. The red border was a tiny gingham micro check that I only had slivers left of when I got it on.
|Where's the Pot of Gold?
A few months ago this rainbow was outside my front door. It was so big I could not get a full shot of it. It was one of the most intensely colored rainbows I have ever seen. I'm not sure it's visible in the pictures but the whole color spectrum could be seen clearly. Rainbows - they always bring a reminder of a promise and a smile.