My cousin Shannon and her husband Matthew welcomed their third child, Matthew Jr., into their family in late March and it took me until last Thursday to visit. I had made Matthew's cousin Leah a quilt when she was born last October and I heard through the family grapevine (OK, so my aunt told me) that Shannon would love a quilt for Matthew. Well, I love making quilts and it's even better when I have an excuse to make one so I got right to work. I used some fabrics from a jelly roll that I bought at Joann's, but some of the prints were too girly so I had to buy some coordinating fabrics. I used three different Stonehill Collection fabrics, including this stripe, this polka dot, and this geometric pattern. This was only the fourth quilt I've ever made so I used a fairly simple pattern, stacked coins found at the moda bake shop, and completed it entirely on my own! Lorraine, my teacher, would be proud. I did, however, have to walk down the street (luckily Blaine's is only a two minute walk!) to buy a new needle when I was mere inches away from finishing the binding. What kind of quilter only has one needle? Apparently that would be me. Fortunately, there was a sale going on and I bought three packs of needles for the price of two. I should be all set for a while, especially since I don't change my needle nearly as often as I should. That might explain the broken needle... Anyway, I hope Matthew enjoys his quilt! I enjoyed making it and am looking forward to beginning a new project soon.