Thursday, May 24, 2007

Baby quilt done in time!



If you recall, I worked on these bright star blocks on St Patrick's Day. Well the baby was not due until the beginning of June so I was very pleased to finish this quilt (except for the label) last week. I wanted to be completely done and give it to the parents early, but I didn't really want to write "Baby" on the label, I prefer a name~

Well, good thing I got this quilt done early because the baby came 4 weeks early!!
I did a skewed setting for my stars so they would be twisted and kind of random. Okay, I'm not a big fan of anything symmetrical. I took the blocks to my weekend job about a month ago to play with layouts. It was kind of fun watching a non quilting friend of mine keep trying to straighten them out and pair them up!
I even had a couple blocks left over so I could use one for the label! Woo Hoo!

Fortunately both baby and mom are doing fine, and honestly a baby over 7 lbs doesn't seem like he would be early does he? Well, what do doctors really know? Our last daughter came exactly on her due date, which we thought was kind of neat, but obviously it's not normal because every nurse in the OB area came and commented on it. Actually I hadn't even told anyone the due date because our other girls were all late and I got kind of sick of hearing "haven't you had that baby yet?" Just what every nine and half months pregnant woman wants to hear! Isn't it funny how when women get together we talk about babies and labor and pregnancy even when it's been YEARS??? My oldest baby will be 24 this fall!!

8 comments:

Carole said...

Oh what a sweet looking quilt! You are so much more organized than I am. I still haven't completed, never mind started, the quilt I am to make for my best friends new arrival. sigh Oh well, c'est la vie! Keep well and happy quilting!

Kim said...

Very nice! I particularly like what you did with the binding--it fits the look of the rest of the quilt perfectly!

Leigh said...

What a great quilt. I love the quilting in the stars.
Well done mate!

Jeanne said...

Great quilt! Good timing on your part, too.

Kathy Wagner said...

What a happy looking baby quilt! I love the musical notes fabric and have used that one a lot. Wish I could find more to buy! Perfect binding too!

Melinda said...

I feel the same way about symmetrical layouts. I love random. I took a class recently from Gwen Marsten and she reminded us that random does not mean evenly spread out - it means random. That has made me look a little differently at random.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Good to have it finished it time for the early arrival. Nice and bright.

jovaliquilts said...

Love the star on the back! A perfect finish.
Cheri