This is the first table runner top that I made. I decided it was too busy with the strip piecing and that it wouldn't make a good gift. Then I made the one I showed yesterday. I will finish this one for myself because it's not too busy for me. I think the bride liked my gift to her yesterday. I gave her a box of Color Catcher sheets too because I wish I had something like that when I was first married and just learning to do laundry.
I had a couple other things I needed to do first though. Today is church sewing circle so I had to cut 10 receiving blankets and sew the neckbands on 23 little gowns. We make 4 sizes for the preemies and provide a full layette of gown, knitted hat and afghan, receiving blanket and satin heart. It is hard to find places that sell preemie clothes so we are happy to help. Our leader told as the last meeting that there is a request we do this for full term babies now. We asked why (since clothing is easily available for purchase in that size) and she said because parents are showing up with no clothes for their baby to go home in. Now when I had my kids I had the impression babies came with no clothes and I had to provide them. Now I guess some people think the babies are born with their first clothing. Am I out of touch? Do hospitals provide complete handmade layettes for every baby born there?
I rarely watch the whole Academy Award show because I haven't seen any or maybe only one of the films. I really don't even know a lot of actors names. Last night however I had 3 blocks left to quilt on this quilt and I knew it would take about 2 hours or more so I watched it and finished the quilting. Now I have to decide if I'm going to go back and quilt down the center of the widest strips.