It was only kept secret because it was a surprise for Shandi at Gammill -- she was expecting. I say was, because her beautiful baby girl is here already! Anyway, we created a beautiful baby quilt for Shandi. Jodi did the design and piecing and I did the quilting and binding. I'm so glad Jodi agreed to the piecing part -- if I were piecing it, we'd all still be waiting - seriously! The pattern is from the book Applique for Modern Beginners - which Jodi just happened to co-author along with Eva Birch and Nancy Gano. For all those interested, here is a link to the book on Jodi's blog: https://jrdesigns.wordpress.com/applique-for-modern-beginners-book/ I haven't yet seen the book but, knowing two of these three I'm sure it is awesome!
I must admit, the quilt has been finished for a little while now - well, except for the attachment of the label, I almost forgot about it! Back at the end of August Jodi and I were supposed to have a quick trip to Gammill HQ (aka the mothership) which also happened to be the time Shandi was heading out for her maternity leave and we really wanted to hand deliver the quilt to her. With multiple scheduling conflicts our visit has been postponed so we had to ship the quilt off -- bummer, right?
But we didn't miss out - here's a little tidbit I grabbed from Shandi's Facebook page:
I think Marat looks quite pleased with her new quilt!