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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Baby Jack's Quilt

I have a new grandson due next month - woohoo!!  But these last few months have been speeding by and I don't have a baby quilt ready.  When we were up in Charlotte a few weeks ago, I went to the LQS with my DD and my DDIL and she picked out some fabric for Baby Jack's quilt.  Knowing that my son loves bears I suggested Bear's Paw  block and she agreed.  I am going to keep the quilt a surprise so this will be the only peek until Baby Jack arrives.  I designed the quilt in EQ7 and I love how the blocks are coming together.  It's a great start!
These are the 3 fabrics she picked - the blue for the border and backing, the Kauffman grey quilters flannel and the firecracker print (it kind of looks like fireworks) for accents.  I am pulling in the rest of the fabric I need from my stash.  I love the challenge of trying to create something with just a few fabrics as a jump off point.
This fabric is dated 2013 - how cool is that?
And she also wanted a pop of red.  Before we left the store, I found this windowpane check and bought 1 yard - so glad I did, there's not much left :). Several other suggested "requirements" were a nautical theme with anchors or wheels (since he's being born in Mrytle Beach), a nod to the Boston Red Sox and of course, I need to add my hidden kitty.
I wish I could show you how it's going so far, but I'm very happy.  I hope to get the top pieced in the next few days, I've got a little applique to do and then it will be ready to baste.  This will be my 4th grandchild (big smile).  I've hand quilted all their baby quilts, and I will hand quilt this one too.  It may seem odd to want to hand quilt a baby quilt, but back in 2004 when my 1st granddaughter was born, my machine quilting skills made hq the only option - LOL.  So my Jubilee quilt will be taking a back seat for a while.  Such a fun reason though :).
Have a great day,
Karen

8 comments:

Heather said...

A new grandchild, how exciting. Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

Ruth said...

I'm sure it won't take you long to hand quilt it and it looks, from what I can see, like it will be a great baby quilt! How wonderful for you to have another grandchild coming soon!

audrey said...

Congrats for your new addition! Baby quilts are so fun to make. I too enjoy starting with just a couple new fabrics and pulling the rest from the stash. It feels like I'm rediscovering old friends sometimes.:)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How exciting - a new grandson. I hope you'll show us the finished quilt when you're done with it. ;-)

FlourishingPalms said...

This is so fun for you to be working on! I'm a fan of Jason Yenter fabric designs, and it looks like you have some other great prints there too. I've made too many little boy quilts, so I will happily be making TWO little girl quilts for two great-nieces expected yet this year. Such fun to sew a baby quilt with different colors! Enjoy your sewing too.

Kathie said...

love the fabrics you chose, love the nod to the red sox! LOL and I am thrilled you will hand quilt it
can't wait to see more
congrats nothing like babies !
Kathie

Karen said...

Did you go to Mary Jo's in Gastonia while you were in the Charlotte area?

Janan said...

This quilt will be very special, so it should be hand quilted! Since it is red, white, blue, it will grow with him also! He wont outgrow this like he would with a baby print.