Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A New Baby and a Quilt, of course

When I was in Utah last month (yes, it was only last month!) I mentioned to my son that the quilt hanging on the wall was looking wrinkled at the top and the rod appeared to be bent. He jumped up and said, "well, this is why!"
Isaac loves to hide behind it and then surprise everyone!


And now look who came home and surprised Isaac! A new little sister! She was born Friday, June 24, and named Eleanor Louise Patch, after my husband's mother, Eleanor, and my mother, Louise. Quite a handle for one so small.


 As you might imagine, I have been working on a baby quilt for her. The above photo shows my favorite spot for pressing pieces as I go. It is right outside my sewing room and very handy.

 And this is the finished top! It would have been nice to have finished it BEFORE little Eleanor was born, but there were too many other things that jumped to the head of the line. I think it turned out sweet tho. I love pink, and already had several pink FQs set aside from a Blue Hill Fabric line called Little Pink Stars. Plus I added another one or two from my stash. Quilt delivery is scheduled for mid-July, after it gets quilted!.


22 comments:

Annette said...

Looks like Isaac really enjoys your quilt. Your new baby quilt is so sweet...just like your granddaughter.

paulette said...

This beautiful quilt is perfect for that sweet little bundle of goodness!! Lucky YOU!
Congratulations!
Paulette

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your sweet new granddaughter. She's beautiful and the quilt is just right for a sweet little girl. :)

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your sweet new granddaughter. She's beautiful and the quilt is just right for a sweet little girl. :)

Carol said...

Congratulations on your new beautiful granddaughter...and what a perfect quilt for her!

Janet said...

What a beautiful and sweet baby girl!! I LOVE the quilt you made for her. Pink is my favorite :0) Don't forget to show us another picture of it once it is quilted.

Deanna said...

Lucky baby! What a sweet, pretty quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats AGAIN!!! I tell you...you are one very BLESSED lady!!! Love it...and a girl!! Your quilt for her is just precious.

Angie said...

Oh Marcie, how precious! I love the name and isn't that little Issac just cute as a button! :) The quilt is perfect for that little grand daughter!! ;)

sewprimitive karen said...

Congratulations, Marcie! Both Isaac and Eleanor Louise are adorable and the quilt, ah! It is very special, so pretty!!

Sharon said...

Congratulation! Such adorable little ones! and the quilt is precious...LOVE the pink!

Elaine Adair said...

Congratulations on a healthy toddler, and for a brand new little doll!

Candace said...

Isaac and daddy are so cute and too funny!! And little Miss Eleanor - just the sweetest little girl! You've made her a gorgeous quilt, Marcie, that she will treasure forever!
Cheers!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Pretty quilt and precious, sweet baby girl~ a winning combination! Love the "surprise" quilt and little Isaac's trick too!

pat said...

Congrats on Eleanor Louise--she is a cutie! Love love this quilt, Marce, and you know how much I like pink ;-). Great set--are you doing this as a pattern? I can't get over how much R looks like M...

Me and My Stitches said...

The picture of Isaac with the quilt is darling - what a little cutie he is. And now he has a sweet little sister. Her cute is almost as sweet as she is!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh she is sooo sweet! And Isaac is hysterical hiding and popping out! The baby quilt is wonderful!

Sherrill said...

That is BEAUTIFUL and congrats on the new addition to the family..she's so sweet!

Polly said...

What a sweet baby quilt. I love it! Eleanor will love it.

Karen said...

I love the baby girl quilt you are working on. How many times are you a grandma now? You have made a ton of baby quilts!

Boys will be boys. It is a wonder the quilt is still on the wall at all!

Shasta said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Great photos! That is an adorable baby quilt.

AnnieO said...

Adorable way to use a quilt for some peekaboo! What a darling photo.

Love your pink quilt.