Yay! It's finally done! I'm happy to share that I've completed the hand quilting and binding on Viviana's Happy Birth Day quilt!
I started this quilt when I was already 1 week past my due date. You know how they tell you that when you're in 'early labor' you should ignore it and bake cookies or something? Well I thought this would be my early labor project. I would work on it when I was feeling contractions, but they were always false alarms so by the time I actually went into labor I had already pieced the quilt top.
Then I had a newborn and no time to sew. I decided to try hand quilting because I knew even though it would take a while, it would give me something to do to pass the many hours I spent with her. So I kept it by my side and I would reach for it and quilt a hexagon here and there when I was sitting in bed or during a car ride.
This handwork was good therapy for me. Moms go thought so much in baby's first month, physically and emotionally, it's hard work! Having this project was a small way giving something back to myself by doing something I enjoy.
So for me, this quilt holds fond memories of the end of my pregnancy and my first month with my daughter. Now I hope it's something she will enjoy.