Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baby Quilt

Just whipped up the cutest little baby quilt for my newphew, Kevin, to give to a brand new baby of a co-worker.  It is so cute.  He knows the baby will be a little girl and he knows that she will be delivered by C-section tomorrow morning.  Think I'll overnight this quilt. . . .

 Here's a closeup of the wonderful butterfly inspiration fabric.  I sorted thru all my stash but what do you know, I don't have any cute stuff for a sweet little girl.  The closest thing to baby pink I had was glow-in-the dark highlighter pink.  Yeah, not gonna work.  Dan and I ran to Joann's (the only place open around here on a Sunday) and found this great bundle of the solids.  Dan had seen some butterfly fabric he took a shine to and then as we were walking to the cutting counter, saw this butterfly print.  Wow!  The colors are perfect and enough on the 'bright' side to make me happy.  Saw this pattern in the latest Fons and Porter and just went with it!  Kinda looks like woven ribbons.
Welcome to the world baby girl!  August 22, 2011 is a great to come into this world.  xoxox

Newest victims - ah, I mean students in Quilting 101

Ah, yes, two new students have been added to the list of Quilting 101 victims.  these two were pretty much fun, fun, fun.  Both of them seemed not be taken aback by my lack of organization and style.  Good for them!!!

Blair already has plans for a really cool quilt she has designed and has the fabric already purchased.  She just needed a bit of jump start to brush up her skills.  Desire and drive are the first steps to design.  She is well on the road.  When we played around with fabric arrangement, of course she choose the path less traveled.  I love that in a woman!!  Nice job, Blair.

Ginny has s flair for fabric selection!  I just love the medium print she choose.  We talked about how much more fabric she could use up if she fussy cut that cool fabric to have a different element in the center of each block.  That's the foundation of quilting - use up as much fabric as possible, isn't it???  Very nice job, Ginny.  Keep up the good work!

On the road again. . .

Ahhhhh, look at little Matthew ready to deliver the quilt to Aunt Zoe in Atlanta.  Doesn't he look sweet? Let's leave it at that!  He was not talking sweet.  He was being quite snarky about the big bad football player delivering a quilt to the longarmer for his mommie. . .    Oh, he still looks cute in the photo.

Auntie Zoe will begin to quilt the quilt for Ryan and Michael.  We will not elaborate on just how talented Auntie Zoe is with the long arm.  Her head is already big enough, but suffice it to say, this is gonna by one fantastic quilting job.  You go, Zoe.  We expect pictures to share of you and Clementine doing the deed!!!  lol