Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Arrivals

 Happy Valentines Day,  It seems impossible to believe it  is already Valentines Day. 

Very good friends of mine Craig and his wife Jamie welcomed their first son  Quinn Patrick Walker to the world on February 2,  at 11:29 am.  He was 8 lbs  6 oz and almost 21 inches long. He is beautiful.  Craig and I worked together at the Denver Post.  We have been through a lot of up and downs together.  I am so happy for whole Walker family.

I had been thinking about what type of quilt I could make for Quinn, then on Friday during our Appliqué Club  meeting UPS delivered a new box.  I looked to see what was inside and it was four new books from The Kansas City Star Quilts.  While I was looking through them one just hit me,  “This is it”.  I sent Craig a text about the colors of the Quinn's room and starting planning.

by Kim Gaddy

  The Book is full of really cute animal appliqué quilts.  I have selected most of the fabric with some adjustments once I found out the colors of Quinn's room.  Can't wait to get started.  I will show my progress as I get the blocks done.  Here is a photo of the quilt from the book.  I will have to change the name on the wagon to Quinn.

Hope to start working on it tomorrow after I get my chores done that I have been neglecting lately.  My house looks like a tornado has struck with papers and receipts everywhere.  Ah tax time. Here are the other cool books that arrived on Friday.

                      A Year of Cozy Comforts: Quilts and Projects for Every Season
                           by Dawn Heese

A Bountiful Life: An adaptation of the Bird of Paradise quilt top in the American Folk Art Museum

American Summer: Seaside-Inspired Rugs & Quilts
by Polly Minick

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