Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A baby quilt for my sister.

My sister Nikki is having a baby boy! She is due to have him in the next few weeks, we are all so excited for her and her family. When we visited Colorado at the beginning of August, she was ready to have him then. Isn’t the last month of pregnancy the hardest?

She asked me to make him a quilt for the crib. When I asked what colors, she said blues and greens. Woohoo! I love blue and green, and have plenty of it in my stash. I picked the pattern Rain or Shine from the book by Elizabeth called The Practical Guide to Patchwork. I made it smaller than the pattern since it was for a crib.

I put a lovely soft flannel on the back, and bound it in bubbles.

The colors are so vibrant and I even had a wonderful comment from my husband along the lines of “that is one of my favorites you have made!” Wow, thanks Mark. Can you believe he gave me such a nice compliment? I think he has been studying the Husbands Quilter Comment Card I have him haha!!

I also made her a minky quilt, we made one for her daughter Lilyanne and they loved it. So I had to oblige her by making another one. I love this stuff, it’s just a mess to work with, you have to vacuum and dust after you make one, it makes so much fuzz.

Yay for babies!!

10 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

lovely quilt! that pattern is great.

Von said...

Beautiful quilts for a lucky little boy, Heather!!

Just Jenn said...

Very cute quilt! Your sister will be sure to love it.

The Husband's quilting comment card is too funny! I had a good giggle there.

You are also brave to work with Minky. It is wonderful for baby blankets but man, what a PITA to work with. Kudo's to you!

Katrina said...

The husband comment card is just too cute!!! Love the baby quilt you made for your sister too :-).

randi said...

i love that quilt. so pretty! and the comment card is so funny!

Dawn said...

My husband loved the comment card and said "haven't I said all of them?". Except he doesn't know what strip piecing is, but he does say I think that is my favorite one a lot. thanks for the chuckle.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilts and projects! Just found your site, when I saw some of your Schnibble quilts. This comment card reminds me of a book I found at the local library: The Husband's Guide to Quilt Appreciation
http://www.amazon.com/Husbands-Guide-Quilt-Appreciation/dp/0965828611

Kristyne said...

LOL! I LOVE the comment card. My husband is pretty good, but not THAT good! ;)

Cathy said...

Love your quilt, great use of color. I have that book too and have been thinking of making the same pattern. Did you have any trouble with the intersection of all the pieces in the center?

MysteryKnitter said...

Sweet card. I mean that quilting comment thing. And the quilts...they are awesome!