Thursday, March 13, 2008

Finished Baby Quilt!!!

Hooray!! The baby quilt is finished and ready to take down to Corpus Christi for the baby shower on Sunday afternoon. I took it to my quilters guild meeting on Monday night for show & tell. We leave for CC tomorrow after a doctor's appointment. It's a 7 hour drive, so we should get there around supper time.
Here is a close up picture. I machine quilted it and hand quilted around each embroidered picture.
I have some fabric to make sheets for the cradle (see below). I started to make them on Tuesday night, but then I thought it might be better to sew them up when I get down there so I can be sure they will fit the mattress tight enough, but not too tight. I am going to make them like a pillow case with a velcro closure. I found the pattern on the internet and this should ensure it will fit good and not come undone.
I am getting packed for the trip, so better go. I have some stitchery projects to work on in the car, books to read, etc. My DH does all the driving, so that leaves me free to just enjoy the ride!

3 comments:

Lindah said...

Beautiful quilt! And such cute prints for the sheets. Isn't it fun to be a grandma!
Safe travel!
Linda H

Karen said...

Hi Ruth,

The quilt looks wonderful!

Have a wonderful visit.

Karen

Thimbleanna said...

The quilt is beautiful! I love the little embroideries. And what a fun idea for the sheet style -- you'll have to show us when they get done!