Brooke is my sister from another mister. We met in the eighth grade when we were just emerging from that extremely dorky stage. I had a fake tooth attached to a retainer that could pop out on command. Brooke had poufy hair and braces.
We bicker like sisters, but she lets me sit on her lap during really scary movies if I promise not to scream. We've been though all the aches and pains of growing up, as well as some of the harder parts of life, too early. I've watched her grow up, and tomorrow, she'll be a mom. I know she's going to be a great one.
There is an old wives tale that babies cannot be born until the handcrafted present is finished. I needed some cute cotton and fast! So on Saturday afternoon, I checked out Cloth and Bobbin at Aimee's recommendation.
I came home with this loot. I must confess, the purple and turquoise toile are for me.
Inspired by the lovely Denise Schmidt, I decided to do five vertical panels full of various sizes of rectangles. The quilting gods must have been cringing as I rotary-cut, eye-balled, approximated and made do, resulting in this:
But after a quick spin with the iron, I had this:
It's not fully completed, but I think getting the top done in one day is enough good crafting karma that Brooke can have her baby safely tomorrow. Adding my civic karma of jury duty today, and I think they will be fine.