I feel like I have gotten over some of the most difficult parts of the transition- those early weeks are never easy. I am physically recovered from the birth now and starting to form a new routine. The baby is giving me some long stretches of sleep at night and that's helped a lot lately. My oldest two started school yesterday, Owen will start preschool three days a week soon. It's time to play catch up with documenting some of my recent quilt finishes.
Before Isaac was born, I finished this quilt for my nephew. Parker was born in February, his family (my brother and SIL) live 40 minutes away in Deerfield, NH. I have made quilts for the kids previously (shown here and here) but decided to abandon the sailing theme for something different this time. I pulled out this classic "2D Zoo" Alexander Henry print and bought the Cluck Cluck Sew pattern Boxed Up.
The top came together quite fast. It lingered for a while, waiting for quilting. As time passed, my body kept growing larger with the baby and the thought of standing at the longarm frame was painful. But eventually I quilted it - and it wasn't too bad- it's a pretty small quilt after all.
I had some wide, "cuddle" fabric in my stash- purchased from a yard sale ages ago. I decided to give it a try and it quilted up quite easily. It's not super thick fabric and quite soft. I bound the quilt in a Kona solid.
I love sewing for my niece and nephews. So far, my parents have eight grandchildren and only two of them are girls. I have just one nephew on my husband's side of the family. I am always on the lookout for great boy fabrics and patterns.