Today I want to post about something I was bursting to show you before Christmas. It is my little niece's first Christmas and I wanted to make her something special. I had this idea for a baby quilt rolling around in my head for quite some time so I decided that a quilt would be a really nice first Christmas gift from her godmother (that's me!).
It was my first time ever appliqueing anything. It was also my first time binding a quilt. Consequently, it took me about 3 days solid to get it done. But now that I know my way around these essential quilt skills, I think it would only be a 2 day project if I were to do it over again.
I also discovered why people use thimbles. My poor thumb was so sore by the time I got all that stitching done around the back. But it was worth it! She looked as snug as a bug wrapped up in her little birdie quilt on Christmas morning.