Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ready for the Baby...

No, No, No...not anyone in our family...this one is for the new grandbaby of my dear, dear friend Mary. Mary and I taught together for 10 years before I retired from teaching and opened the shop. We started together at Edgewater High School the same year her daughter Ashley was a sophomore there...well here we are all these years later...almost 22...but whose counting...we don't get to see each other as often as we used to but when we are able to get together we pick right up where we left off...we never miss a beat. Mary's on baby watch, waiting for the phone call to jump in the car and head for South Carolina to watch the other children and stay for a few weeks when Ashley and the new little boy come home. I got the binding done last night and now just have to wait for him to arrive so I can get the label done. I did this one all off my shelf...30's and Bella white...I love the swirls that my quilter did...so many angles in this one that the swirls just make it sing!

Better go get some cleaning done so I can head upstairs...ENJOY your weekend everyone!
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35 comments:

Karen said...

What a sweet gift, love the swirls too!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful quilt...and what a great gift! blessings, marlene

sunny said...

It's beautiful! And Mr. Quilt Holder got this one spot on. My Mr. Quilt Holder gets too impatient, and does not take direction well. And it's always windy, so I never bet a perfect picture like this!

Quilt Hollow said...

Long time friendships are the best! The quilt will be so appreciated because it was made from heart & hands in friendship! I think your quilt holder has more patience than mine. LOL

Me and My Stitches said...

I have a friend just like that - no matter how long its been, we just jump right in. Love the baby quilt - 30's prints are my favorite for babies!

Carol said...

That's just the cutest quilt. The swirly quilting is perfect.

Annelies said...

LOVE this quilt...and what a lucky baby!!! Happy Easter dear friend. XXX

annieb said...

I love those types of friendships! I live in Alberta and have friends in Ontario and when I see them it is like we just saw each other yesterday. Your quilt is lovely.

Shakerwood said...

Such a simple quilt with BIG impact! I'm sure it will be loved by all.
And to use up some stash . . .even better . . .

*karendianne. said...

Oh wow how special and really eye catching. I love this one and the quilting is perfect!!!

Nicky said...

Love the colours in this quilt - as you say very 30s! And the swirls are great!

Diane said...

Beautiful quilt! Love swirls on quilts-great texture!

joan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the many bright colors! So much fun to connect with friends and more so when there is a quilt involved.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful quilt Carol! Wonderful gift of friendship.

Happy Easter, Carolyn :)

Kathie said...

its beautiful and what a special quilt, mary will really appreciate her friend making the quilt for her daughter too!
I love quilts like this , happy and from the closets!
its really adorable!
congrats on another finish!
Kathie

Allie said...

That is just beautiful - what a lovely gift!!!!!

Diane said...

I love it!

Nancy E said...

Very sweet! Love the swirls! Whata pattern did you use or did you design it?

Cathy said...

Very pretty and a nice way to commemorate your friendship. Your quilt holder does a very good job for photos.

Barb said...

what a great colorful quilt! The baby will love it.
I love the bits of red they really add sparkle.
congrats on a great finish!

Sue said...

It's really beautiful, Carol! I love the prints. Seems this is the time for the arrival of babies. I am finishing up a baby quilt for a good friend too. I'll post it at end of week!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!

Hugs,
Sue

Darlene said...

Sweet, sweet quilt for Mary's grandbaby. Love the swirls and the blue binding is terrific. Pattern?

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt, it's sure to be loved and the thirties prints are fantastic for baby quilts.

Wendy said...

What a wonderful quilt, it's gorgeous! And a great gift too.

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable Carol -- and looks like the perfect baby gift!!!

Vicky said...

Love the quilt!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very, very lucky baby! I hope the new mom saves it until the kid is 21. It's too pretty to use.

Sharon said...

What a great quilt Carol. I love it.

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a great quilt. Your friend will love it, I am sure...and it will be cherished forever.

Carrie P. said...

congrats to your friend. A perfect quilt for a baby.

Libby said...

What a darling quilt - sure to be loved!

Cheryl said...

Love this!!! I'm going to camp in a few weeks, and think I just found one of my projects to take!

Dawn said...

Carol, this is a sweet quilt and the 30s fabrics are perfect for it! What a special gift :)

Michele said...

This is an amazing baby quilt! How good of you to use your stash!

Michele said...

This is an amazing baby quilt! How good of you to use your stash!