Autumn has been the reason over the last months for my obsession with baby quilts, baby knitted socks, baby crocheted hats and sweater, and flannel baby burpcloths. Here are finished pix of three quilts I made for her. Smallest and my first FMQ'd attempt was "Strawberries and Chocolate" shown here in full view and posed on by Autumn for the photo.
Second to be finished and FMQ'd was "Duck and Cover", shown first in full view and then with Autumn and both her grandmas. Autumn is only a few days old here.
The third quilt to be finished- and just barely the day before I left for the airport- was "Little Witch Girl", shown in full view here, though a bit shadowed, in my backyard.
Here are all three quilts spread over the laps of me and my husband with little Autumn nestled beneath. She will have to grow into those quilts. I sure hope they get dragged around and become threadbare!
Oh, and by the way, Autumn's mom, my daughter also made her a quilt called Trick or Treat seen here, a Star Wars quilted wall hanging seen here, and a Winnie the Pooh quilt for the Pooh themed nursery, seen here. In true quilter fashion, the final stitches of the binding of the Winnie the Pooh were put in the night before my daughter went into labor. And lest we forget, my daughter's quilt guild also made Autumn an adorable modern/owl quilt shown here.
Here is the Box of Sox I completed- seven pair in all accompanied by suitable reading material, of course! I was bemused that one of my daughter's favorite outfits for Autumn has lady bugs. This was unbeknownst to me when I packaged the socks. I guess mother and daughter have similar tastes. Hmmm... I wonder how Autumn will fit into this picture and what she will think about all this as she gets older.
Be sure to check out my New Project with modified poem excerpt below. But, to meet the rules of linking up to WIP Wednesday, I can still cite two quilts as my "Works In Progress". My Doll Quilt just needs the binding put on and my Grinch Quilt is just itching to come down off that design wall and be assembled- maybe even in time for Christmas this year.
- "Strawberries and Chocolate"
- "Duck and Cover"
- "Little Witch Girl"
- Final of seven pairs of baby socks
- Doll quilt - still awaiting binding after baby projects reach a lull
- Grinch quilt - still on design wall for assembly and creative sashing solution
- Catching up on my quilt blogging- I have draft entries that will be chronologically out of synch when I do post them but so what
- Traveling to Oklahoma to rock my granddaughter
For babies grow up we learn to our sorrow
So quiet down cob webs, unfinished bindings go to sleep
I'm rocking my grandbaby, and grandbabies don't keep*
*I modified this final verse of a poem. I never knew there was more to it. The complete poem is here.
This month's stats:
Completed projects - FOUR!
New projects - rocking my new granddaughter, Autumn
Currently in progress - 3
Those in closet - many enumerated in earlier posts and not repeated here