Monday, January 28, 2013

New blocks.......

I managed to get 3 of the Bear Paw blocks pieced yesterday.  They are a whopping big 14" finished.  I'm thinking about making some 7" blocks too.
I thought I would show the tiniest of the preemie gowns that we make.  They are just 7" from top to bottom.  It is hard to imagine a baby that small but this is the size they use the most and the layette that they want 2 gowns in.  They will still get ribbon run through the neckband so the neckline can be gathered up tighter.
That is frozen drops on this branch and if you look closely you can see that the branch is totally covered with ice.  Luckily our temperature is headed up already so it will be melted sometime soon.  We have 60 predicted for a high Tuesday and then 0 early Friday morning.  How's that for a strange winter?
The advertising is out for the show at the Ciel gallery in Charlotte NC.  I hope my quilts get there tomorrow as predicted by the USPS.

17 comments:

Elaine said...

It is hard to imagine a baby that small. My granddaughter was born 2 weeks ago today and weighed in at 8# 15oz. How sweet those are!

Jackie said...

I love the blocks, but WOW... they are big! And then in contrast the small infant gowns. I am sure they are going to be loved!! Congrats again on having another exhibit in the Ciel Gallery! This one is a long one.... Hmmmm... I would love to get there!

Julierose said...

I like the subtle background fabrics you chose for the Bear Paws blocks...very pretty...Julierose

Terry said...

I love the contrast in the bear paws. Really pretty. I can hardly imagine a baby that small. Wonderful what your group does.

Dolores said...

Did you use French seams on the gowns or are they serged? I just wondered since one never knows what irritates a baby that small.

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are gorgeous!!!

The little gowns are so sweet. I have cared for babies that would be too small for even that size! It is such a wonderful project for the parents to see their preemies in cute clothing. Great job.

Yes, I saw your temps were heading into the 60s before dropping to the teens by the end of the week. What a fluctuation for you folks!

Quiltdivajulie said...

The advertising piece is perfectly wonderful --

This has indeed been an odd winter in terms of temperature swings - your house, my house, and even where Clare is in France.

Hugs!

GerryART said...

If only Ciel Gallery was closer.
Congrats on this upcoming show, Wanda.

14" combined with 7" blocks . . What fun! !

Our temp today nd tomorrow in the lo-70s
Thursday . . . . 31
Cripes, it's still January

Hugs

suemac said...

You know bear claw blocks look so much nicer in Kaffe.

Paula, the quilter said...

Lovely lovely blocks. I'm working on some (different) blocks that are finishing at a whopping! 20". I have doll clothes that are about the size of those sweet premie gowns.

Sharron Keck said...

Beautiful blocks! I love Kaffe Fasset and batiks and save every scrap because I have so little.

Of my blogs, I save yours - the best- for last.

Sheila said...

Beautiful blocks! Hard to imagine a baby so small. Good luck with your quilt show in Charlotte. You have sent some stunning quilts.

JJM said...

And I quote: for those of us who crave your dances with color. What a perfect description for your blog.

Your bear claws are wonderful and I like the nice big size also.

JJM

p.s. I think I figured out how to send a comment from my iPad now. 😊

Anonymous said...

wanda, love your blog, you have made me inspired to get into it and sew, love all your colour, and would like to know how big you cut your prismic gardens pieces, would it be 2.5 inch wide ? i would love to try it. sew many quilts. judy At gjboto@bigpond.com australia

naturalgrrl said...

Those are the most luscious bear-paw quilt blocks I have ever seen! Thanks for brightening up my day!

Cathi said...

Those are gorgeous bear's paw blocks!
Sounds like we're having the same weather - it's going to be incredibly mild here on Wednesday followed by a steep drop on Thursday.

Patty Cramer said...

Hey Wanda, Is there a pattern for the preemie gown>> Might be fun to make some for donatiom. Thanks..Patty otterpc@aol.com