Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I'm Back...

Yes, I'm even surprising myself...I guess that's what I have to do...announce on my blog when I'll be back then I have to be here...kind of like putting it on my "List"...if I write it down, it's a commitment and I get it done...I think I may be on to something here...

Here are the two baby quilts I told you about yesterday...we had a hard time getting a good picture...it's been so overcast in the morning and then we can't wait until the afternoon because by then it's pouring.  This one I showed before it was quilted...I started this one back in April when Sinta and Sherri introduced it as a Vintage Schnibble...Hat Trick by Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie's Quilt Company..I decided to use Paris Flea Market...loved it when it came out the first time, I had so hoarded away and added a charm pack and some yardage for border, backing and binding...I had a very special baby girl in mind for this...

Katie and Josh's best friends are having their first little person, they are the sweetest couple and I knew immediately when we found out very early that they were having a girl that this was the quilt for her.  I picked out a sweet rosebud fabric for the back and found out a month afterwards that they were using a tiny rosebud print for the bedding in the nursery...Serendipity...

Back in January, Terry over at Terry's Treasures started a sew along using this Wiggly Whimsy pattern from the MODA ...I loved this cute little design and had seen the Posh line of fabric by Aneela Hooey and knew I needed to put these two together.
When I started working on it and was posting sections of it each month I got several e-mails wanting to know who I was making this for...my response was "I don't have anyone in mind"...I just liked the pattern, liked the fabric and thought it would just be fun.  Can't think of a better reason to make a quilt...well then we found out about this new little person and I decided that this would go to her as a fun floor quilt.  Katie is having a shower for Jennifer in August so I have my gifts ready to take...a pretty quilt for the nursery and a fun quilt for the floor and some tummy time.  This is why I quilt!

P.S.  Yes those are Mr. Brown Quilts fingers and legs...can't do this without him and if you're wondering what those little dark spots are on the Whimsy quilt...that's the hair on the little brown haired girls in the fabric...I looked at the picture and couldn't figure out what in the world that was...first I thought it was dirt on my lens, no...then I got scared that there was something on the quilt...never noticed it until I saw the picture...WHEW!

17 comments:

Darlene said...

Two beautiful baby quilts for a much anticipated little person.

I had to order a layer cake of Posy to make a quilt for either Miss Shaye or Half Pint. HMMM
LOL

Janet O. said...

What a lucky new baby girl, and her Mom, to be the recipient of these sweet quilts.
How do you get ahead and have quilts on hand like that? : )

Cathy said...

Breautiful baby qults! I especially like Hat Trick. I have a hoarded supply of Paris Flea Market fabric and am trying to figure out a worthy quilt project for it.

Sinta Renee said...

Wonderful quilts... perfect for gifts. I am working with some of my hoarded PFM fabrics right now... it's nice to see them made up into something. Your Schnibbles quilt is especially adorable!

Sue said...

Those are such sweet baby quilts. They turned out beautifully as usual!

Kindred Quilts said...

Both of your baby quilts are delightful, and just perfect for the new little miss when she arrives! I'm behind in blog reading and just wanted to say I enjoyed the pictures in your previous post as well. Lots of goodies from you... this list thing is really working for you!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, you're way ahead of the game now! Great job.

Terry said...

Your wiggly whimsy quilt looks great! She's going to love it! :0)

Melanie said...

Beautiful pieces. Blessed babies...love the lines of fabric.. There's so many pretty ones out there.

Diane said...

2 beautiful baby quilts that will be treasured for many years!

QuiltSue said...

Both quilts are gorgeous. What a lucky baby.

Quilt Hollow said...

Those are two of the CUTEST baby quilts I've seen in a long time!! They make me want my own grands even more...it will be so fun to get busy on them! Lol! First things first though...a wedding next March!

Stephanie said...

That is the best reason to make a quilt -- just because. I don't always have a reason but baby quilts are such a fun reason. I know they'll be loved because handmade is best.

Yvette said...

What a lucky baby! She will adore them.

Gretchen said...

Wonderful baby quilts! And Mr. Brown Quilts is perfecting the job of being a quilt holder ;)

Linda said...

See, you didn't state that you were coming back and you haven't! Hope you're having fun and quilting up a storm! Lurking Linda

Rose said...

I like both of these...a lot.