By the time Sam came into this world, I had his quilt finished. It was a simple pattern and was crib size. He still uses it on his bed today.
It was the first quilt I pieced and quilted myself. I had helped my mother and grandmother quilt in the past, having learned how from them (maybe) when I was nine or ten years old. My grandmother on my mother's side made many quilts over the years, gifting them to her children and grandchildren on birthdays and as wedding gifts. My great grandmother on my father's side was also a quilter. Here she is (second from left) on the cover of a local (to her home) magazine. The cover is framed and in my dining room.
Below are some samples of this great grandmother's quilting. More treasures I chose from my grandparent's house. One day, I'd like to frame these, too, and hang them around the magazine cover.
On Saturday, three and a half years after I started it, I finished Sadie's quilt. It's twin bed-sized and involved more detailed piecing and quilting than did Sam's. Like Sam's, I designed it, using fabric I had picked up here and there.
On Sunday, I started planning and cutting fabric for the baby's quilt. The baby inspired me by looking sweet as can be in the ultrasound we had on Friday. He or she (we don't find out the gender) had the hiccups, was sucking away at nothing and showing us his/her fingers. Yes, baby, I am making a quilt for you, too.
This time, due to the fact that I have been given many beautiful fabric swatches by my interior designer-friend, Laura, and that we are living off student loans, I am going to do my best not to buy any fabric for this one. I'll try to remember to show pictures as I go along. In the meantime, here are some more of Sadie's quilt. She's excited to use it on the big-girl bed she'll move to in a few months.