Baby Quilt for Claire Merrill McNeil

I really do apologize for all my long absences on my blog.  I think about my blog friends and especially am grateful for those that have sent me greetings and well wishes and more.  I'm entering a "rehab type" major surgery next month and someday Humpty Dumpty Nanette will be put together again.  I hope.
My 3rd granddaughter was born 2 weeks ago.  Claire is the first baby for daughter Tracey and her husband Eliot.  I probably won't get to hold her for a couple months since they live in Tulsa.  But mommy is great to send me daily pictures.  She's adorable.
Claire weighed about 5 1/2 pounds but is gaining rapidly.  Not as rapidly as Tracey's cat Max!  We are really grateful for this new addition to our family.  Now we have 3 granddaughters and couldn't be happier with our all girl trend (well, except Mason).
I have been anticipating Claire's arrival and nothing could do for her other than my favorite current fabric  - Pam Kitty Garden. My super friend Pam sent it to me her latest fabric perfect for this occasion. Love her.  Thanks Pam. (I did include a couple fabrics from Pam's past lines  and 1 fabric that isn't in that line that has whimsical kitty faces just for Max.)
I used the scalloped edge from Sunrise Studio.  The aqua and red coordinate with Pam's fabric colors. I made a tiny error on a bit of it so it isn't "perfect" but it turned out so well and I'm in love with the edge.  I chose a quilt design straight out of Red Pepper Quilts inspiration by Rita. I love Rita's quilts.  Her quilts are simple and the fabric is always set to star.  She often gives simple directions on her blog, too.
I used the patchwork yardage (aka cheater cloth) design from Pam Kitty Garden for the back.  My handy dandy machine quilter Wendy from Eagle Mountain Quilting, made sure it was squared perfelctly before embellishing it with a great garden floral/leaf design.  It turned out exactly as I'd hoped.
Baby Claire is here and adorable baby quilt done.  I love finishing a project and standing back to admire.  I'm sure Claire will love it.

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Sherri said...

Congratulations Nanette! I think of you often and wish you the best! I will keep you in my prayers for a great recovery! Take care!

Corrie said...

Soooo sweet. Thanks for showing us. Here's to a speedy recovery! Take care Nanette.

Karen H said...

Beautiful quilt! You take care, I have missed you!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi sweetie! Glad to see you on your blog. Oh my three little girls! Congratulations. She is so beautiful and I love her name. Your quilt is just so pretty. I love the scallops and the backing is great. Now you take care of yourself. Hugs

Thimbleanna said...

YAY!!!! You're back!!! Congratulations on the new baby - how exciting!!! The little baby quilt is adorable - what a lucky little girl!

I'm here for a few days and I REALLY want to get together! Early next week maybe???

PamKittyMorning said...

I really love how it turned out! The scallop really is perfect for the quilt. Speaking of perfect BABY CLAIRE. Don't get me started on that cat too, hilarious.

Miss you tons.

Messy Karen said...

i miss you terribly. take care. come back. we love you.

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! she is adorable and so is the quilt.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What a perfect quilt for a beautiful new granddaughter! You are the bomb! So good to see you here with a happy post. <3

verykerryberry said...

The picture of your new granddaughter with the cat is such a funny one. Wishing a swift post op recovery for you x

AnnieO said...

Congratulations on your new granddaughter! Her quilt is very sweet, and very you:). Grandma's love sent from far away!
Miss your posts and adventures, hope you're able to return to regular programming soon--all kidding aside, be well!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! How fun - there is just nothing like a new baby and new grand-babies are the best! She is adorable and that cat is hilarious! I hope your upcoming surgery goes well! And your daughter must be home by now, right? Time surely does fly! Take care and keep posting! xo, Nan

Jenny Lynn said...

Congratulations! Another grandbaby is a blessing. No worries about being gone from blog land. I took a few years off. Just getting back into it. Missed blogging.

Ronni said...

Adorable! Both Baby Claire and her first quilt. Luv the "reversable" backing too. Congrats to you and Family:)

Ronni said...

Adorable! Both Baby Claire and her first quilt. Luv the "reversable" backing too. Congrats to you and Family:)

Katkoot said...

Love it!

I was reading through your back archives and found this:

and I was trying to figure out who made it. It looks like lecien/flower sugar to me, but then I could see other options too. You wouldn't happen to remember, would you? Thank you!

circle r motel said...

Nanette - Not long ago I saw on facebook a little blurb "I quilt so I don't kill people". Glad to see that a new grandchild has you back at the sewing machine.. Congratulations.

donna said...

It is so good to see you in blog land Nanette. Congratulations on your new granddaughter. She is gorgeous. Her quilt turned out beautifully. Love, love the red and aqua together and all the fabrics. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

pratima said...

Congratulations, Nanette! Baby's quilt is so pretty and soft! Love the scallop border! Miss your cheerful quilts and blog posts. Take care, Nanette!

Dresden Quilter said...

Claire and the quilt are so beautiful. Hope your surgery goes well.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your adorable new Grand daughter Nanette! What a cute picture of her and silly kitty.
Wishing you a very speedy recovery after your surgery, I look forward to more fun posts from you!
Barbie Jo

Unknown said...

I'm just a beginner, but I love your quilt for (Clair)

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