Saturday, May 7, 2016

Baby Quilt

I am making a baby quilt for a friend at the high school that I work.  I work part-time only but that changed two weeks ago.  The week before the incident, I was working a few hours every day proctoring the CAASPP tests at our local high school.  It was tiring but I forged on because the school needed my help and I really like working with high school aged people.  To make a long story short, an employee at the high school was caught doing an unacceptable act during school hours.  It wasn't anything sexual but very intolerable behavior coming from an adult.  Needless to say, she was dismissed and I was asked to work one week to help in the Attendance Office.  I accepted because I had the exact same job eight years ago.  I do sub in this office when needed so I did not hesitate to say "YES."  With only four weeks left in the school year, I volunteered to work full-time until the school year is over.  I don't really enjoy those long days.

I have had practically no time to sew.  I have to tell you that sewing is a relaxing hobby for me.  I find comfort when I sew and I have something to show for it.... quilts.  My friend at the high school just returned from maternity leave. With very little time to sew I finally finished the top this morning.  I have to add a backing and batting and quilt the three layers together.  I usually make smaller baby quilts but this time I didn't.  I used 10-inch squares and made half square triangles to make the blocks.  I really don't know why I made it large but I hope my friend will like this "very pink" quilt.  She had a baby girl.  

The quilt is 58" wide and 73" in length.  The photograph does not do the quilt justice.  The lighting wasn't great tonight so the photo isn't great either.  

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