Monday, November 05, 2007

What's On My Bed

After being away from home 15 of the last 26 days, I am so ready to stay put for a while. I've not even touched the Bernina since before our trip to Maine and Salem.

I did enjoy my visit with Kate and the Boys. Benjamin is shown here wearing the Oh-So-Appropriate shirt Pop and I bought him in Baa Haba Maine that says "I'm 2 years old and there's nothing you can do about it!"

This is also my "What's on my bed" picture (thanks to Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts) as this is the bed I use when I visit Fresno without Pop. Benjamin graciously loaned me his robot quilt and I placed Alex's new baby quilt on top.

By the way, Alex's baby quilt is a new finish! I started his quilt in January, right after we found out that he was a boy and I enjoyed the making of it so much that I couldn't bring myself to finish it. He will be 7 months old on Friday, so it was about time.

We did have a near catastrophe with this quilt. One of the red fabrics bled like a son-of-a-gun when I sprayed off the water soluble marking pen. I was literally on pins and needles worrying about getting it out, but given a bit of Tide To Go and Spray-N-Wash Stain Stick , it all came out in the wash (just as the old saying goes...)

You can see here that the quilt passed an intense examination from Alex, complete with drool testing.

I have to say that after all these years making quilts largely for other people, the two quilts I've made for my grandsons are my favorites.

I guess that's a good thing. To quote Mrs. Goodneedle...."Life is Good."

With any good luck, more sewing and pictures to follow in the coming weeks. Michelle is pregnant again, so a new baby quilt will be in the works soon.


Quilt Pixie said...

the embroidered cats are wonderful -- sure to bring lots of joy through the years to come...

Tazzie said...

What a darling quilt Jan, thank heavens the disaster was averted with the red fabric. I know I've had some near misses like that myself!
How exciting to have a new baby on the way!

Samantha said...

What a sweet baby quilt- and it appears to have been well received!

Nancy said...

LOVE that quilt.

Verry Sherry said...

Glad you're home safe. And love baby's quilt!

Susan said...

What a wonderful quilt for Alex! It turned out really well.

Juliann in WA said...

That is a beautiful little quilt. What lucky grandbabies you have.

Lori said...

When I get done with a quilt. I wash it with "color catchers". If there is any loose die floating around in the water, the color catchers catch it so it doesn't redistribute the color elsewhere on the quilt.

Color Catchers are a laundry product made by "Shout".

You might want to mention this to Alex's mom so she can use them when she washes the quilt also.

Adorable quilt!

Su Bee said...

YIKES - bleeding reds just about stops your heart, doesn't it? I'm so glad it ended well. And welcome back!

Finn said...

Hi Ms. Jan, have to say you have such adorable grandsons...and the quilt is pretty awesome also!!
Love the design and the Gingham Dog and Calico Cats stitchings! What fun *VBS* Sounds like you have a wonderful time. Hugs, Finn

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a lovely quilt - 2 of my favourite combinations .... 1930's fabrics and coloured stitcheries.