Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ya-Ya-hood fast approaches

As a long-armer, I have often made fun of those quilters who came to me with emergency baby quilts.  The idea that you knew for 9 months that little bundle of joy was heading your way and nana didn't get on the ball and make that quilt until the baby was crowning made me laugh.

Well guess what!! Our oldest daughter, is having a baby and she called yesterday and said, "I'm one and a half centimeters dilated.  I can have Marley any minute".

I have a Wednesday night quilting class that has been meeting for years.  They are more support than students, and teach me more than they could ever learn from me.  Any hooey, we are catching up last night, first class of the new year, talking about the holidays.  I mention the call.  They all look at me, and ask, "So do you have a baby quilt done?"

No, but I have the fabric.  I had bought a bundle of fat quarters from the first sock monkey line Moda ever put out.  I have been saving it all this time.  One of my Friends, Patty brought this new magazine, Better Homes, Sew Scrappy Volume Two.  A quilt in there is called, "Peach Cobbler" by Pat Sloan.  Super cute and it looked FasT!!! 

So six quilters, 3 hours, beer and lemon sugar cookies and we had a baby top done.  I stippled the snot out of it the next day.  The Wonder Women from the night before had made green dots, so I was able sew on the binding and the hand work that night.  Below, I have included some photos of our work in progress and our finished product!

With love, support and quilter unity, my new, first ever granddaughter, Marley Isabella will have a darling Sock Monkey quilt from her Ya-Ya and friends.

I now know how there can be a Baby Quilt Emergency, lesson learned.

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