Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The baby quilt winter

Another exciting trip into days of yore (well, just Jan-Feb of 2005), when we found ourselves with 3 friends at work having babies due within about a month of each other. So LC, VL & I decided that it would be feasible for us to make 3 baby blankets, with different fabrics but the same pattern, all at once. Fortunately, it was winter, and for archaeologists in the northeast, winter is a fairly slow season (no digging in the frozen ground, usually).
The first one was hard for me, as it went against all of my color instincts. LC came through with picking out these pastel-like shades of 1930s repro fabrics (we also had help from the kind ladies at the former great Endwell quilt store, no longer here, alas). This one was for S&VC, who were having a girl, and have no qualms about pink.

This next one suited my color tastes quite a bit more. It was for CK&AZK, who ended up having a girl as well, our little gnome baby, RZK (if you know the gnome book, she looks like the little gnomes in the book, with blonde hair, blue eyes & chubby pink cheeks).

And then there was our January surprise, when we found out that E&AG were also expecting a baby & decided there was no question of making time for the 3rd baby quilt. E&A are two people you know will not see any problem with dragons on the baby quilt & I was happy to put dragons in (that's what the dark purple fabric with colorful things on it is).
The pattern, by the way, is Yellow Brick Road from Atkinson Designs, a very versatile and relatively easy pattern. There's also been more recent knitting, I need to unite the camera & laptop. Just imagine that it's all been fantastic.


Blogger Dearest Cupcake said...

Between the blankets and quilts, there sure are a lot of warm babies out there! It's nice to see these quilts I wasn't around for.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Bashirs_Momma said...

Love those quilts. I wish I had one for myself...

..kept safe in a basenji proof bag...

...no doubt, made out of felted wool...

7:59 PM  

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