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Farm Baby Quilt and Final Update on Elephant Quilt

Hi Quilting Friends,

Saturday was the baby shower for my friend’s first grandbaby.  The pink and yellow elephant quilt that I’ve been making is finished and the expectant mother was thrilled!  She tells me that the quilt will be hung on the wall in the nursery as its centerpiece.  I love giving quilts to people who understand the love and patience that go into making a gift like this.

Here is a picture of the finished quilt!  Isn’t it precious!

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As part of the gift, we were asked to bring a copy of our favorite kid’s book instead of a card.  I chose “Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins!  It is a delightful story about a grumpy bear who loves to cook and inadvertently becomes the “Mother” of four goslings.  Mr. Higgins’ creative illustrations and hilarious story line make this book a fun read for kids and adults too!  If you are looking for a special Christmas gift for an awesome kid, I strongly recommend any of the Ryan T. Higgins books!


Now on to the Farm Quilt for my first-cousin, once removed (yup, he is my cousin’s kid).  Since I was out of town this past weekend, I didn’t get as much accomplished as I had hoped; however, I did cut the fabric for the pieced offset blocks and I finished the rest of the applique blocks.

As you may recall, I have already shared the Rooster, Goat, Hen, Pig, Lamb and Turkey.  Here are the newest members of the farm crew:

Madame Cow

Madame Cow, how lovely you look with your cute pink nose and spotty body!  A perfect addition to any farm!


What a cute little ducky!  My what big feet you have!  You really quack me up!  Why don’t you waddle on over to the pond and go for a paddle?

Big Red Barn

A big red barn is an absolute must-have on the farm!  The animals and tractors all “sleep” in the barn at night, and it provides a wonderful venue for the animals’ secret barn dances (after the farmer goes to sleep)!

Fido the Farm Dog

Fido is better than man’s best friend, he is also in charge of guarding the farm and helping to herd the cattle as well as chasing chickens!

I have three more blocks ready for the quilt, however, since they are all new designs, I won’t be sharing them until the quilt is finished!  That’s just how I roll!  We are hoping to have the new quilt finished by Christmas, but no sneak peaks until then!

I hope you have enjoyed this update of our works in progress and thanks for joining us!

For now, happy quilting!