Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Quilt for an August Girl

Joe was with me in Richmond for the first part of the week.  He had started a little home remodeling project there with Tom several weeks ago and it needed to be finished.  So, while I cooked, washed, and entertained Anastasia, he hammered and sawed and trimmed.  His project turned out so well!  What he did was install a room divider with French doors at one end of the living room, at a natural division spot, effectively making two rooms out of one.  So Tom now has a teaching studio once again, having surrendered his spot to Nathaniel.

I finished the hand-quilting on the gender neutral quilt for Ben and Mia's June baby and will be binding it this weekend.  Photo op upon completion.  Once that was finished, I had some stamped bibs to embroider for Nate and completed all of them.

One afternoon during naptime, Joe took me out to Quilting Adventures.  I know I've mentioned previously how much I like this shop.  I'm mentioning it again.  We learned that dear friends of Andrew and Amy are expecting a little baby girl in August, and of course this little soul must be warm when autumn comes along.  Don't you love the fabrics we picked out for her quilt?  I certainly do.  The light fabric with the trees will be the background and the other fabrics will be used for six-inch blocks.  Not positive what block yet, but you know how it is with me -- if it isn't baskets, it is Louisiana, so it is a good chance it will be one or the other!  My hope is to get this top assembled and sandwiched before it is time to go and tend to Amy after Hambone's birth.  He's due a week from today.  So a busy time is ahead!

8 comments:

piecemealquilts said...

Beautiful fabrics - I like that they aren't "baby" colors. It will make a such a pretty rich yet delicate quilt.

anne bebbington said...

Lovely fabrics Nancy - girlie without being sickly - especially like the tree fabric

Catsngrams said...

Oh i love the fabrics. My friend and I went to a couple of quilt shope yesterday and we thought we were in heaven. It was the first time we had gone together and it was so fun to have someone to oggle and ah over the fabric with. The baby quilt sounds wonderful cannot wait to see the finished one.

Judi said...

Oh Nancy, I can't cope with fish and flowers, so you come up with shells and trees!

I'm so enjoying reading about YOU enjoying all these precious new babies.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

All these new babies, well done!! And especially well done on the helping out, i am sure it ws most appreciated, I watch the mums and MILs who help out with appreciation and awe as it is something i would have loved! Love the fabrics, Tracey

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Gretchen said...

I love the fabrics! This will be a beautiful baby quilt. I really like the fabric with the trees too. I'm going to keep a look out for that one:)

House and land said...

There are so many good things happening these days. Glad to hear that.