The first nephew on my side of the family was born in mid-April. His name is Samuel Herman and – of course – he is as sweet as can be! We are really enjoying getting to know him and seeing how he’s changing in his first few months of life.
Here’s Sam and me.
That’s my easy-breezy I’m-an-aunt-and-not-a-new-mom-this-time look. For as sweet as being a new mom was for me, being an aunt is pretty great, too!
Here’s Samuel chilled out with his Great-Grandma (my grandma) Bev.
What was I going to tell you about? Oh yeah, I made Sam a quilt.
This is the quilt that I referenced in yesterday’s post as having over 2,000 pieces. Every orange, green and blue diamond shape that you see is made up of 4 fabrics as is its lighter-colored counterpart.
I figured this quilt was busy enough with all of the pieces that it didn’t need fancy quilting. I quilted it by using straight lines that intersected the diamonds, which worked well because I didn’t have to mark the lines.
Lest you think me insane, I should mention that my goal was to use a lot of leftover fabric from a quilt I made a long time ago:
I had cut the bold colors that made up the Irish Chain in the above quilt into 2 inch strips… in 2009. I wanted to use those 2 inch strips so I cut them into 2 inch squares, paired them with a 2 inch square of a lighter color and made 2 half-square triangle units out of them. Of course making 2 units out of something so small in the first place is going to yield tiny units. I tried to talk myself out of making a whole quilt of of tiny units, but I couldn’t help myself. I did it anyway. Which, I guess does make me somewhat insane. But the good kind, right?