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Monday, August 8, 2011

Ready and waiting...

My new granddaughter's quilt is done and now we're just waiting for a phone call :). We have 2 weeks left, but with a first baby you never know.....
I am so pleased with the way this quilt turned out. This is such gorgeous fabric and this simple design showcases that perfectly.

The two small inner borders and the single checkerboard border add just enough interest without getting lost. What surprised me is how green it looks. I'm so glad I decided to only add pink and turquoise.
The echo quilting on the petal blocks gives this very modern quilt that traditional look that I wanted.
I found a fun stripe with red, pink and pale yellow - a perfect contrast to the large floral design.

The "K" is not for Karen but for my new precious granddaughter, Karis.

And of the course the kitty. This time it did double duty as it's also the label. I had to add a background piece since it blended into the backing. So now I wait, trying to focus on another project. It's very hard :).

Until next time,

Karen

14 comments:

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is absolutely beautiful and I just love the added touch of a little kitty in all your quilts. I think I told you I have a friend who does the same thing.

pcflamingo said...

Beautiful! Love the kitty.

Debbie said...

Your quilt looks beautiful! The newborn will love it!!

Linda said...

It's such a beautiful quilt, Karen! It's too bad that sweet Karis won't really appreciate her Nana's quilts until she's older. Still, it will assuredly be loved. Blessings to all of you as you await the special arrival. Then, let's see a picture of the wee babe on that quilt!

Stephanie said...

Exciting times ahead. Darling quilt and I love how you personalized it with her initial.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

A really beautiful quilt...best wishes!!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'm sure every stitch holds a lot of love ... it's what I tell my grandkids ... every stitch is a prayer and a bundle of love. ;-) I'm sure you can't wait to see your granddaughter face to face. {{hug}}

Carla said...

Gorgeous, Karen!! I am so excited for you....you are going to just LOVE being a grandma!!

QuiltSue said...

It's gorgeous, she will love it as she gets older.

Janet said...

It's gorgeous and such a good way to show the bigger print. I love the borders and binding too. I hope you don't have to wait too long.

Denise in PA said...

It's beautiful! The quilt really showcases those gorgeous fabrics - and I love the applique!

Pokey said...

This is so beautiful, Karen, fabrics and quilting! I hope all goes well on the new gb, gotta share pictures ~
:-}pokey

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

this really turned out beautiful!!! well done!