The baby, Mary Marie, arrived after nearly 24 hours in labor. All are grateful. She is 8lbs 11oz and 21-1/2 inches long.
As I write this, the wife of Second Son is laboring to bring our fourth grandchild, expected to be a girl, into the world. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I labored myself with my youngest child, Daughter, who turned 15 last month.
Naturally, the occasion calls for a quilt.
Last week I pulled fabric.
Earlier this afternoon the last stitch was applied to the binding of this quilt.
Husband remarked that it is quite a departure for me, having such large pieces. It is OK to try new things, though. The design is not my own but a modification of the Whisper Wings pattern, a free project from Riley Blake. I used just 9 butterfly blocks with 1-3/4″ sashing between. It finishes right at 36″ square. Not a large quilt, but babies are small and this should wrap her nicely.