The Start of Something New ~ Baby Quilt

The news of great grand baby # 7 didn’t surprise me. My husband use to joke our daughters were in a race for the coveted “Breeders Cup” every time one of the five girls announced they were expecting. What a legacy (sadly he passed many years ago and does not get the joy of experiencing each new blessings) but here I am again, with an August due date for a baby girl.

My grandson Kris and his partner Alice are – unconventional – edgy – funky –

Living in Texas, Kris works on those ‘huge’ windmill turbines and Alice is a cartoon graffiti artist for the lack of not knowing how else to describe her style.

I needed to do something edgy yet girly, out there but traditional, bold yet babyish

Before I proceed with this, I did 3 practice blocks (hand stitched of course 🙂 and welcome some feed back please

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I have lots of the Curious George bright and bold yellow material, enough to do the backing with this material too. At an estate sale sometime back, pre COVID-19 shopping, I had picked up quite a bit of the two pink fabrics. The pinks were precut into 4″ x 7″ oblongs. The inside block is measuring 6″ x 6″ with border 9 1/2″ sq

When I first put them together I thought, omg, no way but those blocks are growing on me. I think it just may be what I was looking for with funky, unconventional, out there, bold, cartoony and fun!

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Also using up some of the material on these smalls (3 x 3) for gifts. I thought I might include with a Mothers Day card for my girls  

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How is everyone doing in this new age of COVID-19 living? While so much has changed in our day to day life, I feel like I can honestly say ‘it’ has afforded me a free pass in a way not to feel guilty to sit and quilt more. There’s no need to come up with an excuse to turn down an invite to lunch out with the girls because I want to quilt instead (for example)

And while all else is failing right now – this quilters saying never seemed more apropos!

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9 thoughts on “The Start of Something New ~ Baby Quilt

  1. claire93 May 2, 2020 / 7:27 pm

    look forward to seeing more progress on the quilt ^^

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  2. Susan Nixon May 2, 2020 / 9:17 pm

    Oh, I think those fabrics are just right for what you are describing! These blocks should be in the quilt, too. =) Quilting keeps us sane. Or as sane as we were ever going to be, at least. LOL

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    • Sharon May 3, 2020 / 12:50 am

      Great, just what I needed to hear, the blocks most definitely be in the quilt 🙂 thank you Susan

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    • Sharon May 3, 2020 / 12:53 am

      Thank you Kathy, when I did the first block, I was so upset with my fabric choices, left it for a day then continued and as I said it grew on me. I needed this vote yes for the fabric choice 🙂

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  3. Deb May 2, 2020 / 10:04 pm

    Love it! It’s funky and fun… bet the baby will coo to those monkeys! It was sweet to add in hubby’s words.

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    • Sharon May 3, 2020 / 12:56 am

      Funky and fun was what I was going for 🙂 I loved the monkey fabric when I first got it but it didn’t work for anything until …. now. I can hear the cooing already 🙂

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  4. Texas Quilter May 3, 2020 / 1:53 pm

    Those 5 daughters are certainly keeping you a busy lady making those quits! Seems like everyone has been retired the last 7 weeks along with us! LOL. Have a great day! Sorry hubby cannot be here to enjoy the grand babies. I am sure you and. Your family miss him. Take care and lots of Hugs.

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    • Sharon May 3, 2020 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks Nanette, it’s hard on his daughters, they do miss him terribly, I am remarried, wonderful family memories. Hugs back to you 🙂

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