We are counting off the days to August 27 – the expected arrival date of Katherine Eloise, who will be called Katie.
Yes, there’s soon to be a grandchild! Son Patrick and his lovely wife Jennifer will welcome their first child and the first grandchild in our immediate family. She also will be the first great-grandchild of my husband’s father.
So I have been stitching away all summer long, making a quilt for the precious girl baby. I bought the Laura Ashley pink prints many years ago, knowing that sooner or later I’d find the correct use for them.
I cut and sewed them into the nine-patch pattern, set them together with white fabric, placed batting between the top and bottom (also a LA print) and began the long and tedious process of hand quilting. That being completed a couple weeks ago, I made a straight binding, sewed by machine along all edges, and turned and hand stitched it to the back of the quilt.
|The quilt back|
Now it’s ready to deliver to the nursery at her new home when we make the four-hour drive once we get the call that she’s either on the way, or has arrived!
Anyone have any knitted bootie patterns? I’m sure I’ll be getting out the knitting needles soon.