Saturday, May 31, 2014

May Finish!

I can't believe how fast this year is going, or how fast each month goes
when you're setting specific goals to be completed during the month!

My goal for May was to complete the baby quilt for my soon-to-be-born
granddaughter.  Yes, it is finished!  All that is needed now is
the little one, who should make her appearance in the next few weeks.

The colors for the nursery are pink, gray and white, with navy blue accents,
all with a nautical theme.  Here is the finished quilt!

One of the names for the block I used is Grandmother's Choice, per the 
Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, compiled by Barbara Brackman.
I thought, if you used your imagination, you could see the bottom of an 
anchor in each block, thus keeping with the nautical theme.

Here is a picture of the quilt hanging over the side of the crib, with a sheet and 
letters spelling out the baby's name, which were hung over the crib.
The letters were made by my daughter-in-law in Texas, and she was 
worried if the colors were going to match.  As you can see, they're perfect!

Be sure to check out all the completed monthly goals at 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time for a new goal.....

My May ALOF goal is simple.... to complete a baby quilt.  I say it's a simple goal 
because I MUST have it done by the 18th of the month, 
as that is when the baby shower is.

This is the center of a quilt I'm making for my newest granddaughter, 
due to make her appearance in mid-June.

The nursery theme is gray and pink and white, with accents of navy, and a nautical theme.  
The block is called Grandmother's Choice.  I thought the shape was somewhat
reminiscent of the bottom of an anchor.....if you close your eyes and then squint.  :)
I still have to add the sashings and navy blue cornerstones to the outer border, 
and then quilt and bind it.  The binding will be the same navy fabric.  

I am sure I will get it finished this month!

Be sure to check out all the other goals for May, and leave a message or two
of encouragement!  You can find the goals party here or here.