I thought I would share a quick peek of Nathan's quilt with all of you. I'm completely hand sewing and hand quilting it, so it is taking me awhile to do, especially since I don't get around to working on it every day. The center is a paper piece design called "tumbling blocks" (which is pretty traditional for a baby quilt), the 4 corners are appliqued angel kitties(in reference to my dream), and the center border is still undecided. I put it up on my new design board that I made for my sewing room this past weekend. It's just a large piece of felt with a wood border around it, but it works great for holding blocks and fabric pieces so that you can see how you want them.
Yes, the colors look familiar, I used remnants I had on hand from other quilts I have made.
I've started making the baby quilts for the hospital, so far I have 4 done, along with half a dozen small blanket wraps.
Hubby and I are thinking about setting up a non profit fund in memory of Nathan, for parents who don't have the money for funeral or cremation expenses and the blankets will be incorporated in that. I'm still trying to think of a name for it, I liked Angel stitches, but that has been taken, so I think I may just go simple with something like Nathan's Blankets.
Thank you all again for your kind words, they really do mean so much to me. I'm sorry that I don't respond to them all, I hope to one day do that, but for now, please know that I read each and every one(so does hubby) and appreciate them all. I think I'm doing a bit better this week, I spoke with the hospital's grief counseler, she sent us Nathan's hospital pictures, and I have decided to attend the next support group meeting on Monday.
Tomorrow is the kids last day of school for this school year and I'm so looking forward to the summer. Not for the heat or swimming or anythig like that, just for that fact that we can run on our own schedule and we can be mellow and sleep in and just relax. Of course I'm sure within a week I will hear how bored they are, but oh well!
One last pic for this post, it's of our new mommy and daughter dummies that we made this past weekend. I read about making duct tape sewing dummies ages ago and finally got around to doing them. Hubby thinks they need to be painted or something(I think he is right, the gray duct tape is not that attractive). I can't wait to make something on them, at least I know it will fit right.
Take care and have a great day,