Ides of March

…is tomorrow, actually… (The word Ides comes from the Latin word “Idus” and means “half division”, used widely in the Roman calendar indicating the approximate day that was the middle of the month. The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.) Mars is the god of war, fitting as I felt like I was fighting a battle with the change over of the blogs these past days–and have often felt “half-divided” tlately!!.


I have it straightened out now, but what a hassle.

So, let’s look at something cute, shall we?! A little minkee backed baby blanket I made for my niece…

Very simple quilting, a large grid to hold the layers together, and a sweet giraffe applique cut from a piece of red Katie Jump Rope fabric:

and binding is a pretty turquoise from the s’mores collection for Moda:

I don’t have a photo of her with it, but her she is, on the day she turned 7 months old:

That smile melts my heart! She’ll get a fancier quilt eventually, but probably a little bigger one that she can use on her big-girl bed when the time comes. For now, this giraffe blankie will provide her some cuddly goodness.


4 thoughts on “Ides of March

  1. Pingback: Looking forward… | made by a brunnette

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