Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Thoughts on a Sad Day

On a sad day of remembrance like this, we all need a happy thought or good news to remind us that life is sweet and that the world is full of good people who honor and cherish life just as we do.

…and what better news is there than the arrival of a new little girl!  

This little girl needs a quilt to commemorate her arrival on this beautiful earth.  I can’t tell you who she is right now because first of all her parents haven’t revealed her name and secondly because this quilt will be a surprise for her family.  But what I can give you is some sneak peaks at what her quilt is going to look like.  

I’ve wanted to make this quilt since I first learned that I was going to be a grandmother.  The pattern is from a 2009 issue of “McCall's Quick Quilts”.  

It  would’ve been Calvin’s baby quilt, if he’d been a girl, but I’m not complaining and now I can make it for someone else.









Even though I “shopped my own stash” first….I still had to make a shopping trip but for the most part, this is going to be made from scraps.  

I love shopping the remnants baskets at quilt shops.  For $5.00 you can fill a large bag full and most of these scraps are large cuts.  This is a great way to add variety to your stash.



I have a small design change in mind for this quilt too but it’s part of the surprise and story.  I’ll have to share it with you later.



  1. That is such a fun quilt and so fun to buy scraps to make all different types of dresses.


  2. Lucky little girl! The pattern is adorable.

  3. Gail....this is going to be an adorable baby quilt! Love it!


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