Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Finally.... A Baby Quilt!

Although I love quilting, it is a hobby that I rarely do and save for very special occasions. So, it goes without saying that I have been waiting for the day to get to make a special quilt for the first grandbaby. When our oldest called a few months ago to tell us that they had decided to adopt we were thrilled beyond words and I decided that it was time to start picking out patterns and fabric!

I waited until they were approved by the agency and courts to adopt and celebrated that this next phase by piecing the quilt and doing the embroidery. Since I am not an experienced quilter (I can barely use a rotary cutter) I chose a simple pattern and decided to add some hand embroidery since that IS what I do well!

I will be starting the hand quilting soon and as I quilt I will be praying for the birth mother who has decided to give her baby a wonderful Christian home to grow up in, for the baby, and for our son and daughter-in-law as they try to patiently wait for a little one of their own.

I'll keep you posted on the baby and quilt progress!



Elisabeth Rose said...

Michie, Congratulations on the upcoming Grandbaby. I love the fabrics you chose; the 30's prints are such pretty colors for babies and they are good for girls or boys. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Laurie said...

Love your quilt and the choice of fabrics and colors you have put together! Congrats on the upcoming grandbaby - I have one due in Oct!

Martha said...

So cute. Congratulations to all of you. Many prayers for all and for a smooth placement. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all! What a special and exciting time for you. Wishing you all the best. Much love to you.
gail cofer

BettyW said...

Congratulations, there is nothing like a new grandbaby. I now have three and enjoy every minute with them and the reason to sew. Thanks for the ideas on baby clothes and quilts.

dlogan said...

Oh, so wonderful! The baby and the quilt! Hugs, Darby


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