Isabella's Blog

I am a great aunt again!

Yesterday at 7:10 pm in Geneva Switzerland my second grandnephew was born. His name in Edoardo and he is over 8 and baby are well.

Apparently he is the carbon copy of his older brother. Having announced that I had to rush my baby quilt. I have finished the borders and last night at 11:00pm I realized that the lady at the quilting store gave me not enough fabric for the backing! I had that feeling while I was at the store but because I am used to the metric system sometimes I do prefer to trust who knows better me........wrong!!!!! Any way this gives me a chance to run to the store again (30 miles from home) to buy extra fabric and check out the fabric for the MQ3 (Mistery quilt 3) that just started yesterday.

Here is my finished top for the baby quilt. The patter was calling for one border of 6 1/2 only. I thought that was too much so I changed the pattern and put a 2 1/12 white and a 4 1/2 dark color border....I am very happy with the finished result

For all the pro out there might seem an easy quilt but for a novice like me it was pretty hard most of all because I wanted all the blocks perfectly attached and of the exact measurements.

Have a great week end my quilter friends!






Nana said:

Isabella congratulations on the new addition.  Beautiful quilt.  I like the borders this way too.

# September 4, 2010 12:27 PM

Bonnie said:

Congrats on the new great-nephew.  You made him a beautiful quilt.

# September 4, 2010 3:15 PM

gini said:

congratulatons on the new nephew and on finishing his beautiful quilt   gini

# September 4, 2010 3:59 PM

Stephanie said:

Congratulations on your grand nephew Edoardo. Love the "pop" of red in this with the blues and yellows. You did a beautiful job.

# September 4, 2010 5:11 PM

Mary789 said:

Congratulations!  I like the colors you used and it looks great with the change you made in the borders :)

# September 6, 2010 9:35 PM

Hannatine said:

Isabella you did a great job in matching up all of your corners.  My Hubby appreciated that you showed your Hubby holding it up.  He now feels better when I ask him to hold mine for a picture.

# September 6, 2010 10:04 PM