Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Sew Busy!

Thanks to my friends at the NFL and the college leagues I have been getting a lot of sewing done!
First, I finished the baby quilt for hubby's former stepdaughter Michelle and her new son, Arjuna. Michelle's mom was married to hubby from the time she was 3 1/2 until she was 14. She's now almost 26 and a new mom. When she was a senior in H.S., she had to do a project and she opted to learn to make quilts, with me as her teacher. Here she is with one of the preemie quilt tops she made back in 1999. Since then, she has earned an AA and is one class short of her BS. She works as a paramedic and plans to enter the RN program and then get a BSN. I have no doubt she'll do it all. An only child until she was almost 20, she plans to have a passel of kids and loves being a mom.

During the time they were a family, Miniature Schnauzers were the dog of choice, first Julie and then Cindi (who I inherited), so when I found out that Michelle was pregnant, I decided to finish this quilt top I made in a workshop with Billie Lauder in July, 2004. The workshop was "There's a Dog on My Quilt," and I modified the pattern to make it a mini with slightly less psychotic looking eyes than Billie's original pattern. The dog on the quilt features 3-D eyebrows (like all good minis) and a large 3-D tongue, the better to lick your teeth when you first wake up in the morning!

I hand quilted the quilt with dog bones in the lattice and border. Now to pop it in the mail in time for the cool weather.

Finally, here is a picture of Michelle and her son Arjuna with my hubby when we got to meet him at 7 weeks on October 20th.


Anonymous said...

I just love that quilt. Looks like Gator :-))

Kathy B

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this is the perfect baby quilt for her.


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Terrific quilt; I especially like the ball!

Susan said...

I love the whole story, Jan. She sounds like a young lady with a lot of drive. The quilt is just perfect for a little boy, too.

Melzie said...

what a precious picture :) Love the quilt too! xoxo melzie

Pam said...

Welcome to the ring.

That is just the cutest quilt. Just perfect for a little boy. She sounds like a lovely girl.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love that little Schnauzer - I have a beagle who is my Official Quilt Tester.

Quilting Kim said...

Your schnauzer quilt is so cute, any ideas on how to make one into a Yorkie?