Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm going to be a Grandma again

A few months ago I purchased 4 Charm packs of this Butterfly Fling fabric to make this quilt for a future granddaughter. I fell in love with all the fabrics in the pack. There are 36 flowers all made from different fabrics. A couple of the fabrics in the pack were used for the center of the flowers and the background. It is just such a happy quilt. It started out as a baby quilt but just kept growing and growing. Now it will fit a regular bed. I must really like this pattern because this is the 3rd quilt I have made from it. It is just so easy. You sew connecting corners onto 3 sides of a 5 inch square, put 4 of them together, and it makes this cute little flower block. Of course, I did have a couple of mistakes where I sewed the corners onto the wrong side and ended up with a funky looking flower. Those didn't make it into the quilt. The quilting on this quilt was done by Laura Erickson in Orem. She did an amazing job with lots of quilted flowers.

It is official.....my daughter, Nicky, has said I can now tell people they are going to have a baby. Of course, we don't know what it is yet but I'm prepared with pink and blue. I was really hoping for twins...a boy and a girl...but Nicky is happy to report that it is just one baby. I am so excited to hold a warm, soft, cuddly baby again but I will have to wait until June.

Yesterday I decided my 3 hour wonder girl quilt was too bland so I machine appliqued 3 large purple flowers to it. Today I will try my hand at machine quilting again and hopefully in a couple of days be able to post it here all finished and ready for a cuddly baby.

Keep on quilting! Lynda


Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations, Lynda, a new grandbaby to love! Grandkids are such blessings.
The quilt is perfect! I have no problem understanding why you kept making those flower blocks, they are yummy.

Guðrún said...

The quilt is gorgeous.

Leanne Harvey said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I have had a look at yours and itseams that we are doing the same things on the opposite sides of the planet. I absolutely love this quilt you made with butterfly fling. I'm inspired.
Cheers Leanne

Sharon said...

This is such a darling quilt! Love it! and congratulations on the good news, another grandbaby to love and spoil! I love being a grandmother!

Helen said...

How lovely to have a new baby to cuddle and love.... and of course... to sew for!! Congratulations Lynda!

Your flower quilt is beautiful. This is almost the same technique I will use to make my Popsicle Posies Quilt - I have been stashing fabric for it for ages, must start cutting and sewing!

Happy Sewing!

Brenda said...

I love this pattern too! I saw it when you brought it to a retreat at Suzanne's and I've made a twin size and crib size for my granddaughters! I think I should start making quilts ahead too, so it's not sooo much work when the babies come along.

Nicky and Patrick said...

I love it...and am also so excited:)

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I love this quilt. Trish