May 08, 2011

Sharing a Baby Quilt on Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there! 
And wishing you ALL a most joyful day!!

We had a fish fry with the kids Friday evening and I had lunch and spent the afternoon with my mother yesterday, so today I'm enjoying a nice quiet day to get a few things done around the house and yard.  I thought it might rain, but the sun is out and calling my name!  : ) 

This is the card I created for my mother.   I made it last week using the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #115, but I never got it posted until now.  


The card is a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" using Melon Mambo as the base.  I love black and white with a POP of bright color and I thought she would really like this.  

Another terrific sketch by Karen Giron...one I will use often! . . .


And here is another look at my card . . .



Now, I've got something else to share with you that I know you'll enjoy!  A couple months ago I visited a local quilt shop and picked out some darling fabrics for a baby quilt.  My mother is an unbelievable quilter and within days she had this finished for her soon to be first GREAT grandchild.  My daughter Katie is expecting a BABY GIRL in July!!!  :)

I didn't know how much fabric to buy, but there was plenty.  Mom added some "scraps" she had on hand to complete 2 baby quilts!   This first one was a printed panel, but she quilted all around the grass, trees and animals to make it look like it was pieced together.  Don't you think this one will make a great wall hanging in the baby's room?


some close ups....




The second quilt was made with blocks and panels of printed fabric she pieced together and quilted by machine.   It is a nice large size for baby to lay on. 

click on photos for a larger view.


I couldn't wait to show these to you, but I assure you that I'll be sharing more photos when BABY G arrives!!   Thank you for letting me indulge in my "Going to be a GRANDMA!" excitement.  I'm happy you stopped by today and hope you'll come back again soon! 

Smiles 2 U.!

Quote for Today ~

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...
since the payment is pure love.
~Mildred B. Vermont

9 comments:

Heather said...

So gorgeous, and I bet your daughter will love them. And what a great keepsake for Baby G to say her great grandma made it for her :)

Gail S. said...

Beautiful - Pam! And such a wonderful keepsake. Happy Mother's Day - way too windy here to work outside.

Karen said...

Pam this is nothing short of GEORGEOUS!!! I am just gobsmacked with how much time and effort would have been put into it! WOW!!

You can share your 'grandma' excitment on your blog anyday and we can all be excited along with you! I think it's just lovely!

Karen
x

Vicki B. said...

Love your card Pam, and those quilts are amazing!! I can feel your grandma excitement right throught the internet!!! So happy for you!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Gorgeous quilts and card! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Creative Mish said...

That card for your Mom is beautiful. I love that pink and black together! Wow on the quilt! That is fabulous! They both are! Grandbabies are so much fun, I'm excited for you!

Susan G said...

Wonderful quilts and card! My 3rd grandbaby is due next week. Can't wait! I'm a quilter so she already has several. These two are fabulous!

Christina said...

Congratulations, Grandma-to-be! How exciting for you and your mother. Your card is beautiful, and I can't get over those gorgeous quilts! I just finished piecing a quilt top myself, but I can only do basic straight quilting, so these make me swoon! Thanks for sharing!

Lu Holt said...

The quilts are adorable. I love the jungle animal prints. Your mom did a fabulous job. And you did a great job picking out the fabric! I'm so excited for you.
The Mother's Day card is so cute! Such talent you ladies have!!!