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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

"Sometimes the occasion calls for two quilts."

Hello,

Sometimes you need to make two quilts. I used the same pattern, a "Bareroots" pattern called "Baby Things." I changed things around a bit, adding more word stitchery and doing double of some of the designs.

First I made a pink one.


 I had a fat quarter of the purple kite fabric that I purchased many years ago and the rest came from the pink box of fabric in my stash. I found the flowers already made up withe the vlisofix on the back. Can't remember what I was going to use them for.


 I hand quilted around the squares.


Plus around the flowers on the edge. I used a small yellow check fabric for the backing and binding.

Then it was time to make the blue one.


 Same pattern but added some ric-rac and the duck ribbon came from Lisa. The Teddy Bear fabric on the border was left over from a dress that I made Lucy when she was little. Yes I keep fabric, it does come in handy. You can't see in the photo as I chopped the top of it but I added some appliqued Teddy's from the border fabric to the top border.


 This one I hand quilted a little differently.


This one also has the yellow check fabric for the border and backing.  I had both quilts finished in time.


Because in the early hours of Sunday morning we welcomed our first Grandson born to Ainsley and Julian. A gorgeous little boy named Jacob Alasdair.

Please note:

I must mention when I did the post about being a Nana we had no idea that Ainsley was expecting. We received the lovely phone call a week or so later. Pauline was the only blogger who was told and she was sworn to secrecy. Pauline has met Ainsley and Julian and two of my other children.

So now it is official I answer to Nannie.

Happy days.
Bev C

23 comments:

CheeKeeLee said...

I love the feel of quilts which have been hand quilted - you did a fantastic job :)

debbie said...

Congratulations on the new baby, so sweet. xx debbie

Astrid said...

Congratulations on the new baby! Love the two quilts, they are both very beautiful. I'm sure they will be loved.

Dolores said...

Lovely quilts and huge congratulations. Babies are so very precious.

Pauline said...

Woohoo. Congratulations to you and Ian and the young parents, too, of course. I was reading the post and thinking, "My God, it's twins!" Is Aunty Lucy thrilled? Must ring Great Aunt Chris tonight. What wonderful news! Oh, and yes, the quilts are lovely.

Julie said...

Oh Bev - warmest congratulations to you for becoming a Nannie. I cant wait to become a grandparent - how wonderful. I love both quilts you have made, very special. Happy week to you Bev x0x

Charlie and Wendy said...

Congratulations on being a Nannie, both the quilts are gorgeous. I love the little differences you made to them and the lovely quilting.

Christine M said...

Congratulations Nannie! How exciting for you. Your two quilts are lovely. Have fun with Jacob.

shez said...

congrats Nanny Bev and welcome to a new and exciting world of grandchildren and i love the name,enjoy your little guy Bev.xx

Maria said...

Congratulations to all on the arrival of this little fella into your family....
You did a beautiful job on both quilts Nannie

Fiona said...

oh Nannie.... such a wonderful thing for you and congratulations to all of you... lovely little quilts you have made.....
Have fun together...
Hugz

Julia said...

Congratulations Nannie, I too first thought sounds like quilts for twin babies.
Love both quilts, being a nannie is the best thing ever.
Enjoy your new little grandson.
As you always write "Happy days"

Julia ♥

Bouts Choisis said...

Congratulations Nannie! What exciting news!

marina said...

Congratulations Nannie!!
lovely quilts

Maria said...

Such lovely news that you are now officially a grandmother! The quilts are gorgeous, Bev...amazing how the same pattern can look so different:-)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Oh Bev,
Congratulations to you and the new parents. There could be a lot of baby sewing. : ) Bravo on the baby quilts. They looks so cuddly. I like the way the rick rack looks and that duck trim is adorable. Have a wonderful day.
Blessing,
Bobbie Lynn

Nat Palaskas said...

Congratulations Bev (Nannie)on the new arrival of grandson. You would love being Nannie. Those quilts are gorgeous. Never have too many baby quilts - Hugs Nat

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev ....finally...I've had trouble making comments here! Just caught up on your news...Woo hoo welcome to the world little one and big congratulations on becoming Nannie....how exciting for you all Bev! I'm excited for you too! Enjoy xoxo

Karen said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your grandson. That is so exciting!.
The quilts you have made are wonderful. A smart idea to make the two.

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Nicky said...

Congratulations Nannie, that is so exciting for you, you've done well keeping it all under wraps. How funny that you made your Nana post just the week before you found out!! Love your gorgeous quilts too, both beautiful!

Lin said...

Congratulations Bev and I love the quilts. xx

Deb said...

Love your blue quilt, Bev! Congratulations to Nannie!!! :)