Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Someone Special is on the Way!

My sister-in-law Susie and her husband Will are expecting a little baby boy around November.  I am so excited for them.  I wanted to make an heirloom quilt with a little more traditional piecing and hand quilted.  I know you are supposed to do bright and exciting for babies learning eyes, but some things need to feel warm and comforting.

I put this together using Quilt-Pro.  I'll probably change the sashing once all the blocks are finished, but just wanted to get basic measurements.

I picked out some Benartex fabrics, from Nancy Halvorsen, from the Forever Spring, and Tried and True lines.  The background is also from the Forever Spring line.
 The blocks are 8" and here is the first block finished.  

They take a while as most are odd shapes and really need templates to get the edges right.  I keep them together in groups when I'm done, in case one is just so fun that I need to make more.

Have a wonderful week!
Aunti Nicole


  1. It looks beautiful, Nicole! What a treasure!!

  2. It's going to be lovely Nicole. I love the double pinwheel block. I love sewing for babies!

  3. Love your fabric choices, it will be a great gift of love.


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