at some point when amy and luke were first engaged, i (mostly)joked about making this quilt i saw on fandom in stitches if i had the skills. at that point in time i had never paper pieced a day in my life, and it was WAY intense looking. fast forward a few years, and having paper pieced a thing or two, i told her that some day, i would make her this quilt. she asked me when, and i told her whenever you have a baby. well, this past spring she found out she was pregnant, and i knew i had to make this quilt happen. but initially, i thought i had until december. then, luke sprung the weekend baby shower on us, and i KNEW i had to get it done in order to give it to her in person. at first, it was pretty easy going. i'd do a block every so often. then school started.
then september started. i started to power through everything, and get pieces together and hard core buckled down. in the end, the quilt was finished just DAYS before the shower, and i couldn't have imagined it turning out any other way. it was EXACTLY as i had envisioned it, and loved just as i had hoped. now, for photo overload!
alas, this completes the baby shower posts, but creates so much more anticipation for december to come and baby leonidas to arrive :)