I know, I know--this isn't how it's supposed to work in blog-land. I'm supposed to wait and show you all the holiday handmades after they've been given away. But this one came in the mail yesterday, and I just can't wait. (Also, as it's for my own child and he can't read yet, we're golden!)
It is, of course, the Kid's quilt. Finished in under a year, which is a new land-speed record for me.
But it never would have come together so quickly if not for the lovely Ms. Nikki, a.k.a. the Girl Who Quilts. I swear, that girl has a magic wand. I sent her a few patched together pieces of fabric and she sent me back a beautiful new blanket. Mailing it off to her really was a marvelous way to get all the tedious parts done quickly.
After pulling the quilt out of its box to admire it, I couldn't resist spreading it out on the Kid's bed for a second, just to get the full effect. It's his "need" present this year (of the want/need/wear/read quadrangle), so I expect it to be boring compared to any toy with wheels. Nonetheless, I'm tickled to pieces.