Sunday, July 13, 2008

Patiently Waiting??!!

This weekend, I've been busy working on a welcome-quilt for our baby grandson who is due any day now! I'd like to say that I'm waiting patiently, but that wouldn't be quite truthful! Sooooo....I've been in the sewing room, trying to keep my mind occupied! I pieced a little Zoo Quilt for the soon-to-be new arrival in some bright colours which are supposed to be good sensory stimulation for babies! Didn't have a pattern, but thought I'd start by framing some cute prints with the brights.

Well, the blocks started getting away on me and before I knew it, the top was beginning to out-grow the batting and backing! Hmmm........change of plans!!! So, I had to bid farewell to the wider blue sashing I'd planned on ending off with and will now just use a narrower strip of blue for the binding! Oh, well!! I think this will be ok in the end!I got it sandwiched, basted and am now starting the hand-quilting process. It's going quickly and should hopefully in the next few days!!!

Stay tuned for pictures of the finished quilt...and of course, the new little wee one! Have a great day!!

Mary Ann


country log cabin quilter said...

What a darling quilt! It is adorable! He will love the bright colors and pictures! I know how anxious you can get - we just had a new grandson born 5/22/08. We just spent a couple weeks with him (and his parents) helping them get their new house ready to move into. It is such a joy to have a new baby in the family! I miss him so much already! Can't get enough of looking at the pictures we took. Ruth

Guðrún said...

The fabric is fantastic, this is so great for a little boy.

Encarni said...

Hello! The quilt is fantastic.
Good bye. Fron Granada, Spain.

Diane said...

Love the fabric for your grandchild's quilt. Is it available in the States?

Sonnja said...

I love the fabric for your grandchild's quilt also!
Kind regards,

Sonnja $ Beertje Zonn
fom the Netherlands

Anonymous said...

I love that fabric, I bought the Zoo block print for backing for my nephew's quilt, but I haven't put it together yet. For those who asked where they might get it, I bought it online from hancocks-paducah, but you might find it cheaper elsewhere. It's called "I love you zoo zoo squares" and "I love you zoo zoo collage" by Quilting Treasures.

-Misha in WA

Darlene said...

OH WOW!!! that is an absolutely delicious quilt for your grandchild... those fabrics are just darlin' Bright is definitely the go for those little tykes!! great stimulation... although, that babes eyes won't know which cutie block to stop at... because there are so many gorgeous animals to see!

take care sweetie

have a wonderful day full of creative inspiration!!


Roseanne said...

I love your quilt . It will look lovely in your grand sons room .Children love bright colours ..

Anonymous said...

Lindissimo!!! Parabens! :)
Célia - Brasil

Leintje said...

I was very glad that everything is okay with you and I'm hoping you will have e great Christmas and a very good, lucky, healthy and creative New Year. Our Christmas starts very good, because last night at 4 o'clock our granddaughter was born. Mother and child are both doing very well, so for us this is a very special Christmas!
Warm regards, Leintje

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