When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love

Finishing the Starry Night Crib Quilt

The hand quilting on my grandson's Starry Night quilt is finally completed and I've added the binding. This quilt is now officially finished.

I was hoping for a grey and white striped fabric to use as the binding, but all the grey prints at both stores I visited were much too yellow to match the other grey fabrics in this quilt. I settled for a dark blue abstract print that reminds me of clouds at night.

I used this tutorial to add the binding. I don't do it often enough to remember how to do the corners, so I'm thankful for Pinterest where I've stashed all the tutorials I use when needed.

The backing is a grey print that says "I love you to the moon and back."

After I admire it for a few days I'll get it packaged up and sent to our grandson.

At this point I always worry if they (that is, mom) will like it. The recipient is 2 1/2 years old so he already has a favorite blankie. Then I decided that I make these quilts for me as much as for the baby, so it doesn't matter if they like it or not. I pray for the child and the family as I work on the quilts, so it's time well-spent even if it just sits in a drawer or is completely ignored. It doesn't matter. It's an offering of love and prayers.

Oh, does it have a heart stitched into one corner? Of course it does.

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