Thursday, March 21, 2019

The New Quilt Top Finish and a New Addition To the Family

So I finished up the squirrel project that jumped on board all in a hurry. I can't remember the exact measurements, but it's around 56" x 72"? Something like that. Decent size for a lap quilt for sure.
I Am A Maker quilt top is finished!
It felt good to use parts and pieces that in some cases were over 10 years old. The most complicated new pieced units were half square triangles. Though I used every bit of the parts and pieces with yellow {no matter how green-yellow}, I ended up throwing out other units that had too much green fabric in them. And I didn't use the cut red squares at all, just the coral pink ones. Interesting how it all shakes out in a project like this!
Adding a little bit of applique, of course....
Yes, the applique flowers did end up staying for good. I just cut out similar sizes to what I was auditioning and made sure to add seam allowance. I kept the shapes very simple and naive looking on purpose. This isn't a quilt for fancy schmancy detail.
All the different parts and pieces...
The quilt states that 'I am a maker', but this last week I have been primarily a 'grandma'. Miss Reagan Anne made her appearance on Tuesday morning and we couldn't be more happy. Such a joy to be a grandparents to our sweet little girls!
Sweet little granddaughter
This is a picture her daddy took that I stole off Instagram. For some reason I always forget to take pictures and just concentrate on the snuggling! I love how he took off her little cap so we could see her fuzzy little hair. Ahh... My heart just melts. Since they live just up the road from us, we are trying to help as much as possible in the first weeks of trying to adjust to the new 'normal'. Don't expect to see much quilting out of me for a little while. Priorities!

24 comments:

  1. This is the/ MOST/ wonderful/ quilt! I love everything about it. The colors, the randomness, the words, the freedom and fun and joy. Plus tulips. Oh my, I'm enthralled.

    Baby Reagan Anne is darling too. Congrats and much happiness to you all and to her. <3

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  2. Grandbabies are a precious gift, and there is no way you can give too many snuggles to a newborn baby, enjoy this special time! Just think, in a few short years you'll be teaching those girls how to quilt :-)

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  3. Love how your Maker Quilt turned out. Quilting and grand babies that's my life these days! It's a good life!

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  4. Congratulations on your new granddaughter! So sweet and nice that she is so close too. My daughter's name is similer - "Raegan Jane" :)

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  5. Congratulations on that sweet sweet little darling. And I love I AM A MAKER -- it is perfect in every way.

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  6. Congratulations on the new baby! She is precious!!

    I love your bits and pieces sampler!!

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  7. This quilt looks like it has texture already and you haven't even quilted it yet. It's wonderful! There is nothing in all the world quite so marvellous as a new baby - those first precious days go by so fast - enjoy and congratulations :0)

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  8. How exciting with a new baby in the family ~ congratulations! I am sure you will find time to quilt even though you are on Grandmother duties.

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  9. Best Wishes to your new grand daughter. So special to live so close.

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  10. Congratulations on the birth of your precious little granddaughter!
    Your squirrel project turned out fabulous! I have a lot of miscellaneous bits and pieces and blocks around here, that might be a fun project.

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  11. congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter. And the quilt looks fun.

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  12. Love the quilt! The colors & quirkiness just reel me in. Little Reagan is adorable. ❤

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  13. Sweet! - both the quilt and Reagan Anne. It's wonderful that they live close.

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  14. Congrats to the whole family on the sweet little addition! I know she has lots of love and quilts in her future! Such a lucky little girl. The quilt is really fun too.

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  15. What a beautiful baby! I'm a great lover of quilty pics, but you definitely should have put her picture at the top of the post! Congratulations, Grandma.

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  16. What a sweet baby. Congratulations!!! There is nothing like being a grandparent. It is about the only thing I let come between me and my quilting time! Love the new top. My favorite kind of quilt.

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  17. awe what a sweet photo and congrats to all.
    love your quilt especially the blooming tulip! Like Wendy this is my favorite kind of quilt too!

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  18. I love pictures of new babies! Congratulations!!!!
    Your tulip is spectacular!

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  19. Oh. My what a little doll. Quilting can wait, but snuggles can't

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  20. Congratulations on your new precious grandbaby! Bliss!! And I totally love that quilt top! You are rockin' it!!

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  22. Congratulations to Reagan Anne and her family - including her grandparents. How fortunate to have her just down the road. She’s adorable.
    Your Maker top shines with improvisation.

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  23. Congratulations on the arrival of the beautiful Reagan Anne (I am just the tiniest bit jealous). Babies definitely trump quilts, so enjoy your snuggling time. Also, Maker is fabulous and boy, you got that done fast!

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