Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Waiting for Jean-Marie

My employee Tom is going to have his first baby...soon...in the next couple of days or week soon. He and his partner Sarah know it's going to be a girl and they are going to name her Jean-Marie. I finished this quilt for them and that is their cat Scamp waiting for Jean-Marie.







I hand pieced the scraps together over the last year or so. I needed a hand project to do in front of the TV....so I would hand sew my 5 inch scraps together in blocks of 5 or so and then I sewed them together in long strips. When Tom told me he was going to have a baby, I decided to use them for his baby's quilt. His favourite colour is purple, but I thought the orange was brighter and more cheerful, so I made the liberated stars in purple instead. I put the top together at the retreat and batted it up there,too. When I got home I machine quilted long horizontal wavy lines across the scraps and stippled the borders. It's got a nice thick flannel on the back for fuzzy warmth.






5 comments:

AuntieAllyn said...

That's a lovely quilt for little Jean Marie!

ashlie said...

Beautiful work, Carol!

Clare said...

Nice one!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sweet quilt...bet it will provide so much warm for little Jean-Marie :o)

Tonya Ricucci said...

fun quilt made with love!