At last I am making progress!!! AND, I have batteries in my camera so I can show it!
First I have to show off these GORGEOUS towels that my Flori-friend made JUST FOR ME! As you can see she is really having fun with her new embroidery machine, and she is GOOD at it! I love love love these towels!!! The pretty apple fabric is some that she picked up in New York City for me! How cool is that? I have imported fabric! I think it will be the highlight of the apple quilt I've been planning for years...........
Next I have the progress on the new baby quilt! I am having so much fun with this! I collected reproductions all during my cousins pregnancy, so I would have a nice assortment to play with. I kept changing my mind on the blocks, and finally decided on these chimney stone ones with snowballs in between them. First I tried using the pink print as the alternate blocks but it looked waaaaaaaaaaay too busy, then I tried just white, which looked really pretty, but not very practical as a baby quilt. I like how this looks. I'm going to do a narrow border of the red print, and then a wider border of the pink with more of the chimneystone blocks as cornerstones. The pink has red flowers in it, and it looks so neat next to the red.
As you can see from this closer shot, I seem to have enough blocks for a king size baby quilt! Fortunately I do not see this as a problem! I plan to whip together a couple more baby quilts to have on hand, and play around with whatever is left. The baking dish is full of 1 inch four patches........... I know I know WHAT was I thinking??? ;-)