The baby quilt is no longer in progress. It is done.
I actually had a dream about this quilt right when I was almost completely done quilting the white border. This is a sample of the beginning of the white border:
This particular quilting pattern was suggested by the pillow conversation Jim and I had about the letter Y. As it turns out, I actually did put the entire list of Atomic symbols into that border. I am wondering how long it will be before the child asks the parents about that border, if it ever does. Anyway, it pleases me no end that I did this and it worked out so well.
So, I was working Praseodymium, which I had to look up to find out what it was good for, when it was time to stop for the night. As I slept, the quilt blocks were spinning in my head, especially since the idea has been planted in my fertile mind that the blocks of the alphabet represent the story of my life. Eventually, the Man in the Maze came to me to speak, and made the point that the labyrinth which is such a large presence in our lives must be represented somehow on the quilt.
I am ever obedient to the Muse…
The labyrinth block is the one I reserved for the baby’s name and birthdate. If you look closely, you can see that there is room left at the top of the maze pattern for those things to be added once they are known.
The block just to the left represents the parents. Those ribbons were part of the decor for their wedding.
So, now I am without an active project just now. There is a stack of fabric accumulating on my desk for the next quilt, which is going to be another bargello called Supernova and will feature a transition of color from deep purple through paler shades to silver. I have about 2/3 of the fabric, but there is still a ways to go. I am going to visit my older sister in San Antonio in a couple of weeks and there are wonderful fabric stores there which I intend to avail myself of.
And the baby quilt is going too, in order to be admired during show and tell at my older sister’s quilt guild meeting. I guess I’d better think of a title for it.
Meanwhile, I believe I shall brave the slushy three inches of snow out there and go do my water aerobics.