Happy July 4th!
Yesterday, I took a break from my Quilts of Valor and Winter Wonderland projects to make a baby quilt. (I'll go back to working on the QOV projects later today.)
This is my version of Baby Crosshatch, by Brenda Henning. I made some changes to the size and the orientation of the strips. The size change was intentional, while the strip changes was not. 😮
I like the fabrics and the layout and plan to quilt this with straight or wavy lines in the colored strips and a meander or swirl in the background. (I know it's difficult to see, but it's a light blue background.) In the top left negative space, I plan to quilt the baby's name. I need to practice before doing that, so my guess is that this will not be done until sometime next week.
Jack and I will be attending a Naturalization Ceremony later today. We have a good friend who will fulfill a longtime dream and become a United States citizen today. We are thrilled for her and honored that she asked us to attend. I've never been to one of these ceremonies and I'm looking forward to it. There sure will be reason to celebrate this afternoon.
Whatever you choose to do today, do it safely and with American pride!