I make baby quilts for relaxation and to celebrate life. I would love it if every baby born in the world would be welcomed with a special quilt just for him or her. Since that is an impossible dream, I do what I can. It is a creative process with me. I love to work with fabrics and colors and puzzle through the best way to do it.
I have made enough quilts in recent years that I am getting good at it. I make simple quilts of squares mainly the size of sticky notes. It used to take about 8 or 9 months to finish a quilt, but I have gotten faster through practice. I also recently switched to larger squares to finish a quilt in a hurry for a baby that was already born before I knew about her. She is the grandchild of a dear friend and I had to make a quilt fast. That was the first pink-y quilt. I had extra squares of the large size so I am just now finishing another pink one. I have written about not really caring for this quilt.
I have come to the realization that I am ready to step up to another level. I need to work with design and work with (gasp!) triangles. Actually, I have made quilts with triangles, but not recently. I remember doing a lot of ripping out and doing over when I was working with triangles. The last one I made like that was about 8 years ago. I know because the little girl I made it for with turn 8 in a few weeks.