Monday, April 12, 2010

Back to some sewing

Oh my gosh, has it really been that long since I posted?  Life has been busy since the end of February and it has included a 4-week visit by friends from Holland and a lovely 2-week cruise around New Zealand.  I know, tough life, but someone's got to do it :-).  Following our friends' departure for home, I was off down the Hume Highway to Canberra to be present at my DD's second ultrasound at which time there was the distinct possibility we would find out the sex of the coming babe, and find out we did!  No pics this time but we are 99% sure we are going to be welcoming a little BOY into the family in less than four months!!  One very thrilling thing to have happened this past weekend is that I actually felt and saw him move!

So Nanna-to-be has been gathering fabric together (plus knitting madly) to make another quilt, this time for The Quilt.  The colours have been chosen according to the nursery colour scheme which was always going to be cream, smokey brown and green with either blue or pink to be added as a focus colour.  It's not going to be a 'traditional quilt' as I find myself moving away somewhat from that style, and besides, it has to be quick-to-make with other commitments I have coming up over the next few months.

These are some of the fabrics chosen but I may add a bit more blue.

Here are some of the first blocks.  On looking at them I am thinking they won't look so much a baby quilt as an ordinary quilt but I can't change my idea now or Baby might be three years old if I start making an applique quilt.  DD wants me to make a floor quilt (that will be three) so perhaps I can go to town there with a little 'boy' quilt. 

Until next time,


  1. Congratulations on the coming baby. Being a Nana is great, I can certainly recommend it!! The quilt blocks look good too.

  2. congratulations and I love the colours for the quilt.