Friday, April 27, 2012

Grandmother Morris and Row Row Row

Grandmother Morris came home from the machinist long enough to be bound and photographed and today she went off to her rightful owner: my dear Circle sister Joan, who came home from the hospital two days ago after being there for two whole weeks.

It was good to see Joan, and she was looking very good, considering all that she had been through. I know that heart surgery patients are put on blood thinners and feel a chill more easily than most people. Joan was in the new recliner her husband had bought her -- and it went perfectly with the quilt!

For someone who "doesn't buy kits," I'm inordinately pleased with "Row Row Row Your Boat," and am eager to give it to Nate when we see him in two weeks.

Tom tells me that Nate has moved into his new bed in his new room and adjusting well.

Cinco is due tomorrow. Nate was born one day after his due date. Let's hope Cinco follows suit!
I was so delighted with the quilting that Mary Ellen did for me, I needed to take a close-up picture and I like the way it turned out. Sailboats and waves.

Weekend plans include finishing the three batik blocks and then setting them aside until I can get the right batik for the triangles and, I hope, making a summer nightgown for Caroline -- I bought some bright seersuckery fabric a few weeks ago and haven't had the chance to get started.

Binding has begun on the Brian-Erin quilt. Their wedding is just three months away!



11 comments:

Suzan said...

Grandmother Morris is lovely and the sailboat quilt is darling. Fabulous quilting on it. Here's hoping Cinco makes an appearance this weekend!

Pat said...

Both wonderful quilts. I know that GM will bringb her special warmth to your friend as she recouperates. Nate is one lucky little boy to have a quilt that reflects both his grandpop's love of boats and his grandmom's skill as a quilter. God bless Mary Ellen & her great long-arming -- we are so lucky to have a local machinist who can turn our flimsies into such nifty finished quilts.

As they say here, near Philly: "Yo Cinco! Youz can come out now!"

*karendianne. said...

Oh Nancy, what delightful work! Wow. Iyou take my quilting breath away. You're getting it done girlfriend. Exciting times in your family.

LizA. said...

I'm sure GM is going to be much used & loved. And as Nate's quilt, well you already know how much I love that pattern! The quilting is perfect for it. I keep telling myself I CANNOT start on it right now.....no, no, no......And again, thank you for sharing.

Ms. Jan said...

Lovely quilts, Sistah! I'll bet you are antsy for Cinco to make her/his appearance!

Janet O. said...

I'm sure GM is much appreciated. So thoughtful of you!
That is an awfully cute sailboat quilt. I'm not a kit person, either, but I can see why you were drawn to this one--and what perfect quilting for it. Excellent!
Keep us posted on Baby Cinco's arrival. Praying that all goes well!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love 'em both...Grandmother Morris with her lovely crinkly antiquey look living up to her name and Nate's quilt is just awesome...fingers crossed for Cinco's arrival before the weekend is out...

cityquilter grace said...

gorgeous quilts nancy....

Synthia said...

My goodness! You are having 'finishes' right and left. What a wonderful feeing that must be! These two are so beautiful and so perfect for their recipients. Good job!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

Love Grandmother Morris.........it is gorgeous........perfect quilting for the sailing one too..........

AnnieO said...

Grandmother Morris looks especially warm and cuddly wonderful!

I've only every bought one kit and it was a panel Christmas one--but it was kind of nice for someone else to do all the thinking and just SEW it up. Love your kit quilt and the quilting is terrific.

Good luck for Cinco...
All three of my kids were born three days after their due date...