Thursday, July 25, 2013

Still Waiting

Although the British have their wee one, we remain on baby wait here.  This is a stubborn little one as this is the longest our daughter has ever carried a baby.  Now it just feels like she is overdue, but the due date is actually tomorrow ;-)

While sticking close to home as we await the delivery, I have managed to work on a bit of sewing.  My Just Takes Two quilt is back from the quilters and I am pleased with the results.  Logan did a nice job custom quilting all the different blocks.  I was unsure as to what to do with the binding as I thought the brown would be too "framed" looking.  In the end I used a two sided binding so it appears to have a piping around the quilt.  It was a bit more work to make the binding, but I love the way it turned out.  I will definitely use the technique again. 




I also made a few of the Japanese x&+ bee blocks. 



With all four of our sons away on vacation this week we have been busy watching over little ones and big dogs.  I think I will take children any day.



We find it great fun to feed the dog and he is just at our level!



There was some bird drama at one of the feeders this week as this poor hummer got its foot stuck in the feeder.  After helping to release, the little thing flew off apparently none the worse for wear.

 

Our baby hawk is also making its appearance in the yard this week.  It certainly makes his presence known with his screeching in the mornings.  The rabbit population seems to be under control thanks to the hawk and his parents.

30 comments:

Michele said...

Hopefully the baby arrives soon :-) You certainly have your hands full :-) What fun!! I love your quit. What is a two sided binding? It does look just like piping. I have put piping on quilts in the past and although it looks nice it can be a pain. How did you do it?

Lesley said...

Hopefully, the little baby will be along very shortly! Your quilt is lovely! And your blocks are so pretty! Lots of beautiful children here and big dogs! Thanks for some great pics!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just a wonderful finish to your Takes Two! Yes, big dogs just love child feeding time.

Carla said...

This is so gorgeous! Love that fancy binding. You did great. How exciting waiting for baby! Blessings,

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh I just love your quilt Mary. Logan did a great job with the quilting too. And your little ones are adorable...dogs too...lol

Joyful Quilter said...

I'm drooling over your Just Takes Two quilt! Love the binding. Hope the little shows up soon.

Maria said...

Your It Just Takes Two is gorgeous.
Love the photos of the kids and dogs .
Pleased the wee bird was okay and that the hawks are keeping the rabbits at bay.
Hope your new arrival comes soon.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love your quilt Mary! The 'piping' is just perfect. I think I need a hawk as the bunnies seem to love my flowers! LOL Good luck with baby watch!

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Best wishes for the new baby and family! I love the binding, it does frame the quilt very nicely.

Nat Palaskas said...

Hi Mary, I hope the baby comes soon. Best of luck for the mother. Love love that Just takes two quilt. You did a great job. I love the two sided binding too. I haven't done that before. Looks great on the quilt. Have a good weekend - Hugs Nat

Helen McNaught said...

Love that two tone binding Mary!

Our Pacific Bazza Hawk has appeared on our hill too! He comes every July. I just hope he doesn't upset our Kookaburra family!

Béa said...

Amazing quilt, don't understand how you make the binding but it's perfect.

Fiesta said...

Mary your quilt is fabulous. I love the two tone binding. That sounds very interesting. Do you have a link to a tut for it?
I also love your blocks. Hope the baby comes soon. Geez, I remember baby sitting my daughters dogs two weekends in a row. One is a great pyranese and the other a beagle. It was so hard to walk them together. Have fun.

Stephanie said...

Very striking quilt and I love the binding. I'm not sure what two sided binding is though. You have your hands full with 2 and 4 legged critters. Perhaps your next excitement will be the newest critter of the two legged kind!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love the binding ... I think it makes the binding "pop" - but not too much to draw attention away from the quilt. Hope that baby comes soon!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Your two color quilt is just beautiful Mary! I will have to try the piped binding, it looks so lovely.
Crossing my fingers for the baby to come soon!!!

Wacky Woman said...

I love your post again Mary. Your quilt is to die for! I have promised an aqua and brown quilt to a neighbor; but, I'm not thinking of being so ambitious.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow your Just Takes2 is just stunning! The double sided binding does indeed give it an added piping effect....I cannot see how you accomplish all you do; grandchild sitter, dog sitter, quilt creator, and you are also in numerous swaps....you are definitely "Super Woman"! Well one plus for the dogs is that they keep the floor under the babies high chairs clean!

Barbara said...

That quilt is amazing Mary. Grands and dogs, quite a handful. Lots going on in the garden too.

Hope baby arrives soon. Exciting.

barbara woods said...

hope it gets here soon. know the feeling

Nedra said...

Your Just Takes Two quilt is absolutely beautiful. It's nice to see all of those blocks together. I made a few and quit right away. I admire you for sticking with it!

Candace said...

I hope there are sounds of new baby really soon, Mary! Your quilt is just stunning! I've always loved the combination of blue and brown. I really like the Japanese blocks, too! Looks like you have your hands full! Good that the baby hawk didn't feast on the poor hummingbird while he was around!
Cheers!

nancygrayce said...

I hope you have a new baby today!

I really love that quilt, the colors are just beautiful!

Those grands are so precious....the dogs are big! You are nice parents! I've stopped keeping our son's big dog.

Quiltsmiles said...

Mary, Anticipation, it's making me wait..... great song by Carly Simon too. lol
Your it takes two quilt is beautiful and that double binding finsh seems perfect for it. Great quilt and wishing the best for the soon Mom to be and little one. Jane

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh I know how you feel! My daughter-in-law was told by her doctor she would deliver her second baby within 24 hours, so she called me and told me to drive out there if I wanted to be there when the baby was born. Adam was born 17 days later!!! Hoping with you that the baby comes soon and lets you all love on it!!!

I love your + and X blocks! I'm so wanting to start some of my own, but I've got to finish up a few things first!

Michele said...

Love the quilt and the binding is perfect. I did a piped one on a quilt and I really liked the effect. Glad you are having fun with all your visitors, both the human and the canine kind.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your quilt is so cool looking in those colors. Boy Mary, you've got your hands full and busy in the best way. Your family just keeps on receiving so many sweet blessings...it's always a joy to read your post about family too. Hugs!

Connie said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the two sided binding was perfect for it! Looks like you are REALLY busy and also having fun with all the grand-kids and.....dogs!

Ivory Spring said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous, and I love how you have bound it!!!

I always love reading about your family. You are truly blessed....

Hugs!

Denise :) said...

Gracious ... surely by now the latest baby has made an appearance?! I hope all is going well for the mommy, baby *and* grandma! :)