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!!!


  1. Ahhhh---those creative juices are beginning to flow! I'm sure you will come up with a very special quilt for the little one. Those bright colors will be very attractive to little eyes. ---"Love"

  2. Yay! Tamsyn has that book and it's her favourite (she likes to stick her fingers in the holes!). It's going to be such a fun and vibrant quilt - have fun! ♥

  3. It sounds like there is wonderful energy in the air, how exciting! I can't wait to watch the nursery unfold, especially with two creative grandmothers! Such a cute book for inspiration!

    Take care, Cheryl

    PS Love the new fall look of your blog!

  4. Oh my it has been awhile since I have been over here! too long! hope all is well, grandma-to-be! how exciting!!! Your blog looks great!

  5. Watch out world!! Two creative Grandma's are working there magic! This is going to be one of the happiest baby room in the world!


  6. Hi Debra,

    How exciting news, you going to be a Grandma ~ best wishes for the new Grand baby.
    Seems only the other day that I used to read the Very hungry Caterpillar to my kids. It is a great book and they used to love it.



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