Thursday, October 7, 2010
And the story begins
In the last blog the announcement of a new arrival to our family has brought great joy to us. Wonderful plans have begun for a nursery and all the little things a baby needs. Both Grandmothers sew and are very creative. I will be working on the baby quilt and the other Grandmother will work on all the curtains, dust ruffle and bumper pads. We do not know yet if the child is a boy or girl, so the new parents wanted a nursery that would be appropriate for either. The design started when our daughter found this fabric inspired by the artwork from the wonderful book for children "The very hungry caterpillar" by Eric Carle
She chose bright colors to compliment the beautiful caterpillar fabric.
In the book the caterpillar ate and ate and got bigger -it reminded me of the quilt pieces being sewn together
And in the end becomes a beautiful butterfly.
Many of you know it has been years since I have done any traditional quilting.
So hopefully, like the butterfly, the bits and pieces will create something of beauty- a wonderful crib size quilt.
I can just imagine reading the book to my grandchild. What fun!!!