Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ready for a little one....

Hi Everyone! I noticed today that Sherri from A Quilting Life, Sheri from SherimHoward and Angela from ModaHomeMom are challenging us to Pay It Forward....I love that! Paying it Forward is such a cool way to approach each day. I am a first grade teacher and I have a wonderful little book that I read to my students entitled "One Smile" by Cindy McKinley. It illustrates how a child's smile starts a Pay It Forward situation. Gives us all something to think about, doesn't it!

Here's a little sneak peak at what I have been working on this week. My nephew and his wife are expecting their first baby in the next week or two--a little baby boy! It will be my brother's first grandchild so it is exciting for all of them. They live in the Boston, Massachusetts area--all the way across the country from me! I need to finish it and get it mailed soon.

This fabric was some that I have had for a while. It is from a line called "Tiny Treasures" by Mary Mulari for Marcus Brothers. It is so delicate and sweet. The yellow is actually polka-dot even though it doesn't look like it. I wanted my colors to look random and somewhat patchy. When I look at it too long the yellow creates a non-uniform pattern so I have to look quick and take my eyes away from the yellow. After it is quilted and bound, I think it will be fine. Tell me what you think! I wanted to add a little chenille for texture and interest for little baby fingers! I am going to have it quilted over the weekend and hopefully can get the binding done and ready to mail by Wednesday! I will show you the finished project before it gets mailed.

Thanks to all of you who inspire me! You are amazing! We are amazing! Happy Living!


  1. What a gorgeous baby quilt! I Love the chenille as well!!!

  2. Thanks for paying it forward, and for teaching children...I think teachers are the best gift to humanity! ~~Sheri