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,