I started this project a few weeks ago. I didn’t like it much. But, I had already cut the fabric, so , I made a few adjustments. I was limited in the that Ihe things I could do since everything was already cut. I also did not have much extra fabric, which was odd for me. I usually buy way more than I need. Not quite finished, still have border of the solid green on the bottom and the top and an outer border. The outer border will have to be a different solid color since I have no more of the green.
My daughter does not like it. She hates the yellow. It does stand out a lot and the green print just disappears. It is still oddly intersting. I will have to see once I get it totally done. Not much left to do.
Also got my safari quilt pin basted and ready for the actual quilting. I need to figure out the exact pattern and practice a bit befiore I begin. I am also contempating making a storage bag for this quilt since I plan on saving it for my “someday” grandchild.
So, I found this fabric when I was going through my stash and decided that it would make a cute baby quilt. I must have thought that when I bought it, because I also have matching fabric for the back. After I cut out all the animal squares, I turned around and sewed them back together with sashing. My daughter thought this was totally crazy and a big waste of time. She kept asking why I was cutting them up and I told her “So I can sew them back together”. She just looked at me with that dumb founded look as if Mom had completely flipped out.
Even though she thinks I am crazy, it still came out cute. It went together quickly, mostly because it was simple, I am sure. Either way, I like it. Not sure how I am going to quilt it, likely something simple. It will make a great gift or go in the cedar chest for my someday, way way off grandchild.
My daughter is 13 and being an “OLD MOM”, I am always concerned that I may never meet my grandchildren. So, I make quilts for them now, just in case. Whether I am here or not, they will have a quilt form their grandmother. I know, in the words of my daughter, WEIRD.
So, today I did not go to the hospital (Check Miranda’s Journey page for the latest updates). Last night I fell asleep after dinner (before 6pm) and did not wake up until 8:30 today. Guess I needed it. So, I did some laundry and made dinner. I also got little sewing time in. Decided that I needed to see something finished.
I actually made these bibs for my future grandchildren (just in case I don’t get to meet them). They are made from recycled jeans. Jeans that belonged to me and my late husband Derrick. I am hoping that will someday mean something to Haley and/or Miranda. No to bad on the applique portion. Over time I will make more to give away. But, sometimes you just need to see something finished.
I am still working on my Hospital Hexies. I should have an update on that soon.
Thanks to all my quilting and blogging friends for caring about Miranda and my family. It truly does mean a lot.
Treasure your Family
So, While I was going through boxes of sewing supplies, fabric etc… I came across these baby bibs. I believe I made them over 20 years ago. I had no children and I was not even thinking about getting married.
Ever since my older sisters had kids and I became an Aunt, I loved making things for babies and kids. My sister Karen’s kids had the greatest Halloween costumes. I made my nephew a dinosaur once. The tail was so long and big he had to tie a roller-skate to it so he did not drag a hole in it. I made my niece Minnie mouse and a belly dancer costume. My daughter has also had a butterfly and a witch costume (with a fancy witch gown). I don’t do much costume making these days, but spend lots of time on quilts and other crafty things.
I remember making these bibs. I used Kona cotton and traced the design with a pencil while I had them taped to the sliding glass door of my single girl condo. Oh the memories. I will put these away for that Grandchild I hope to meet one day.
So, 4 weeks before my 40th birthday, my daughter Haley was born. I remember my sister telling me how awesome it will be when I go sign her up for kindergarten and I am old enough to be the other kid’s parents. Funny, but not funny. So, I am a 52 year old with a 12 year old daughter….. Oddly, I was told I could never have children and “surprise”. She is the love of my life, even when she tries me, which happens daily.
One of the many things I love to do is make quilts, especially baby quilts. I make them for friends that are having babies, nieces and nephews etc. I make others also, but for some reason, baby things are appealing to me.
So, if my daughter waits as long as I do to have children, I might not get to meet them. Sad. However, I want to make sure they have a quilt from their grandmother. I have made so many for others. Just sort of like my grandkid insurance. This is the first one I made for my future grandchild. My daughter (AKA future grandchilds parent) is holding the quilt.
I actually started the quilt when Haley was a baby. I love Red and it just appealed to me for some reason. I believe that the pattern was in a Better Homes and Garden quilt book. I should look it up. When I went back and looked at the quilt, I noted my signature mistake. By Signature mistake, I mean that there always is at least one in every quilt I make. There is a piece that is sideways. Maybe I should make that my signature. Make at least one thing sort of goofy.