Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby Quilt Crazy

While I was in Texas last year...and at the quilt shop...

You know very well  what happened next. There is no use in me denying it...

I bought something. OK - more than one something. Gee, this fessing up thing is rough.



I could not resist these darling little ducks.

Nor these super darling owls! Oh, Judyyyy! I thought of you when I saw these owls.


Last year, when I was in this same shop in San Antonio, one of the girls that worked there, Cheri, was just beginning to release her first pattern. She had 3 that would be ready in a few days and when I saw this one:


I fell in love right then and there and made arrangements for her to send me all three patterns the second they were hot off the press.

The ducks and the dresses are super cute and super simple, but I am always drawn to simple patchwork and the touch of applique makes it extra special. And these frogs!


I gushed over her frogs so much that I am fairly certain she was becoming concerned...and then thrilled when she heard that I lived in a different state. I am completely smitten with these frogs!


This time she had 6 more patterns out and she told me that Martingale was publishing her book and it is due out next year. I began to do cartwheels...internally so as not to alarm them anymore than I already had.

We had a lengthy conversation about publishing and let me just say that I take my hat off to those of you who are published. Sheesh! It is not for the faint of heart.

Just since the first of the year, I have learned of 3 babies set to arrive this summer.

I cut out and started piecing the little duck quilt the other day:


My goal is to make the 4 patterns I currently have before the book comes out. You're laughing aren't you? I hear snickers...

17 comments:

Doniene said...

Yup, chuckling pretty big!!! LOL Those are some very cute, cute patterns!!! What special quilts they will make!!

Be Joyful!

Cindy said...

I'm "quacking" up.

Okay, send me to the funny farm now.

Alycia said...

Look at you go!! I love that duck pattern - it would look great as a couch sized quilt too!!

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Just 'ribbit-ing' it up over here in Arkanas. Frogs are sooo cute!!!

4.41 inches of rain yesterday. I thought of you while it was pouring and whipping in the wind.

Vickie said...

Yes, I'm laughing...You're a HOOT !
Those are super cute patterns!

Denise :) said...

I didn't snicker the first time. A little snort, maybe, but definitely NO snickers! (I prefer Three Musketeers.) These little patterns are too sweet!!! My pastor's wife is going to be a first time grandma in August -- I think any one of these would be appropriate for her sweet little grandbaby-to-be!! :)

Michelle said...

Oooooh! Those are so cute...I want, I want, I want....

Do you happen to know if she's got a website?

Dar said...

Those are all so cute. I can understand why you would be smitten with them. And no, I'm not snickering or falling off my chair laughing that you will get them all done before her book comes out. I KNOW you can do it.
Now you got me wanting to make them and I don't know a soul that is expecting at this time. Maybe I could just make one up for ME?????

cyndiofthevortex said...

Let us know when her book comes out! Those patterns are super cute. I think I love the ducky one the best. I've been in a blue quilt phase so it really appeals to me!

Staci said...

Oh, I bought the ducks and owls, too! Isn't there a monkey one? Seems like I bought a third one but can't remember what it is!! Aren't they the cutest things? And isn't she nice?
And now we know what the yellow is for!!

You know that shop is about 7 minutes away from my daughter's house........

Jo said...

Cute..cute patterns.

Nancy said...

All of the patterns are cute but the duck one is my favorite. I didn't laugh about you getting them done in a year. They're not very big....

Connie said...

What cute patterns and like you....I love the little frogs!! Have fun!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

HOP you don't have to RIP IT much!
I lov ethe frog one!

JMF said...

Those are cute patterns I like the wash day one best.

Carol said...

You are going to have some FUN! Those are as cute as they can be!

KaHolly said...

I love them all, esp. the frogs!! I did an owl quilt last Christmas and had a blast working with it. I'd love to direct you to the post I shared, however, I accidently deleted it!! Along with months worth of other posts. I'm not the most computer savvy blogger on the planet. Good luck!!

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