This quilt may look familiar. I made a similar one a couple of years ago for my cousin's first baby. Somehow my math was off when I made the HST's for the design. I think I forgot that you get TWO HST's from every pair of squares, because I had nearly double what I needed. I had put the extras away for a rainy day.
While it hasn't been raining, I figured it was about time to pull those extras out and put them to good use. One of the ladies that runs the front office where my kids take gymnastics is about to have a baby. I chipped in for the group gift weeks ago, but she and her husband (who also works in the office) are always so nice to my girls and I. I wanted to do something more, so I made this quilt.
Some of my quilty friends think it is funny that I would give something like this to someone I know so little. I think it is nice to do something nice, just for the sake of doing something nice. I hope she likes it, but I am keeping my expectations low (she is a muggle, after all). Ironically, I have had better luck giving my quilts to complete strangers than my own family. My mom (Hi Mom!) is the exception. She always loves what I send her, and that's why she will get more quilts in the future too.
Do you give away any of your quilts to people you barely know?
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