Sunday, March 7, 2010

Nicky's baby quilt

This weekend Nicky and Patrick came down so we could go shopping for baby furniture. It was lots of fun....but my feet started complaining after about the 5th store! We did get lots of good ideas and I think she has made up her mind as to what she wants now. We did get a nice playpen that she will use for a bassinet the first couple of weeks that they will keep their new baby girl in their room with them. Then it will be great for traveling or taking to friends. They also got a baby monitor. Next weekend we'll get the car seat, stroller and crib. She is 6 months along now and is feeling the pressure to get the baby room ready.

While they were here we got the fabric for a baby quilt she saw in a Fons and Porter magazine from 2008 I think. She has wanted to make this one for quite some time. We got it cut out and she sewed the blocks and appliqued the hearts, stars and flowers. During the week she will square them up and be ready to sew the top together next weekend. She is even thinking of quilting it herself but is using minkie for the back so thinks maybe this one will go to a quilter.

It is fun to watch her fondle the fabrics as she picks out what she wants in her quilt. She absolutely loved the blue fabric....and the orange.....and the rose pink....and.......

What fun to have daughters who love quilts and even better that this one likes to make them too.

Lynda

7 comments:

Pokey said...

Cute baby quilt, love the story behind it, too. Yes we like our girls to capture our vision in cloth!

Denise said...

hahahaha....yes, I am the daughter who loves the finished product, but doesn't so much enjoy all the before stuff (i.e. picking out fabric, sewing it together, etc) but give me some wood and a project and I'm gung ho! I suppose it is good to be different, hehehehe!

Sharon said...

Sounds like you and your daughter had a great time together, and how nice that she likes to quilt too! My daughter loves the finished project, and she does like to pick out the fabric and design, so we enjoy doing that together.

Kathy said...

What an adorable quilt. And so fun to anticipate a new baby!!

Nicky and Patrick said...

I do love to sew too, but the picking out fabric part is just too stressful for me:) I just like them all but can't ever seem to make up my mind. Hopefully that will get easier right?...for me...probably not:) I had a great weekend with you.

Brenda said...

Wow, your whole family sounds like they are amazingly fast quilters! Darling quilt!

Guðrún said...

It is so exciting to wait for a new baby to be born :)