Thursday, 23 February 2012

Baby blanket done, baby quilt getting there

Evening ladies.  I planned to write this post yesterday, then earlier today but work has been crazy busy, I've been staying so late I'm days behind on blog reading and emails so please forgive me, I'm not ignoring anyone.

I think I've mentioned once or twice (or hundreds of times) that my only brother is about to have his first child, so I've been frantically working away.  I managed to get the baby blanket finished on Tuesday and posted off yesterday.  Want to see?


I used a V-stitch for the main part of the blanket, just judging the width and length, then I finished it off with the same shell border I used for this blanket.


I couldn't get brown satin ribbon like on the previous blanket, but as I knew that my nephew will be a nephew, I went for blue.  It took ages to get it all in place!


Since I finished that, I've been hard at work on his quilt.  Hand quilting has commenced and I LOVE it.  I thought it would be laborious and tedious, but it's not, I love it!

I'm quilting it in perle cotton in 4 different shades and enjoying every stitch.  When he arrives, I wont be able to go down to see him until the weekend as my brother lives about 3 hours away.  He's due tomorrow so if he's on time, I'm going to be in trouble as I've still got 30 squares to go, then the binding to make and sew on.  If he's born next week, I might be in luck!



11 comments:

The Dotty One said...

You are already such a good auntie and he hasn't even been born yet! A blanket and a quilt and they are both lovely! I love the blanket and I hope you get the quilt done in time! I've been doing a bit of hand quilting recently too and I really like it too and I thought it was going to be hardgoing!

Sandra :) said...

Aawwwwwwwwwwww the crochet blanket is just beautiful - your brother and his wife, and le bebeh - will love it! I can't wait to see a picture of the little one when he arrives --- tomorrow is our great-nephew's birthday, and the 25th is my (late) brother's birthday, so it would be ever so KIND of your SIL to have him on one of those days ... HA!!!!

quilt happy said...

love your blanket. i crochet too for grandkids

Allie said...

Oh my gosh Wendy that baby afghan is gorgeous. And so is the quilt! How great that you have hand quilting, I love it too, it's my favorite thing to do. Your stitching looks marvelous!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Beautiful blanket! The ribbon adds the perfect touch. Gorgeous!

sydthewyd said...

They both look beautiful! I can't wait to see what the finished quilt looks like with the hand quilting :) I'm knitting a blanket for my boss and wife's baby (who is due today!) and I'm still not done! I feel you on hoping (for my sake) that the baby is a few days late! You're the best auntie!

Julie said...

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Bits of Stitching! said...

This blanket is lovely! Your nephew will enjoy this for many years and perhaps even as a heirloom for future generations. That blue ribbon is gorgeous, just perfect for it!

harleywife57 said...

what beautiful treasures you are making for your new nephew and his parents ! The aphgan is beautiful !

LDH said...

Sweet, sweet blanket made with love :) It just might become your nephews favorite lovie.

So nice popping in to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

MSBABY said...

Hi there!

I love your crochet baby blanket and pinned a pic on my board.

http://pinterest.com/nurseryideas/baby-crochet/

If you have any questions, email me so we can chat! uniquebabygear at bellsouth.net

Jan
www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com