Monday, May 05, 2014

Good News!



Guess who has a new baby brother? If you guessed the twins, Grey and Micah, you are right! I didn't give it away by the photo did I? This little guy is August James. His weight was 8 lbs 9 oz, about the same as both twins together when they were born. 



Isn't he the cutest little bundle?! I can't wait to snuggle this little guy!

I have been having great fun working on the APQ Quiltalong. Have any of you joined in? The pattern is in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, February 2014 issue. If you can't find this issue it is available to download.
This is Lissa Alexander's quilt, Tone It Down, as shown in the magazine. It is beautiful! For a real treat go to Lissa's blog for a display of several of these quilts completed by various designers. They are unique and awesome! You may recognize the design as a  pattern called Burgoyne Surrounded after a general in the Revolutionary War. Historically it has been a two color quilt, like red and white or blue and white. This scrappy version really appeals to me!

This is my version. Naturally I stuck with my traditional repro fabrics. I have all my blocks completed now and I'm working on the 9-patches and sashing. 
Follow this LINK to find info and to find the list of designers who are involved in this quiltalong. You can also find a hashtag board on Instagram at #APQquiltalong. If you follow me on Pinterest I have a board for APQquiltalong also.

The above is Burgoyne Surrounded that I made many years ago for my son and his wife. It is basically the same pattern. I added a checkerboard border to it. It has been well loved and used! 

Have a great week my friends, and I hope you get some quilting in! I hope I do too!

14 comments:

onlymehere said...

Congratulations! Babies are always the best news, in my opinion anyway. Beautiful quilts too.

Sue said...

Oh congratulations! He is a really handsome little fella! I just want to squish his cheeks!

Lisa D. said...

Those boys are all so handsome! Congratulations on the new arrival.

Mary said...

That is the Best Good News you can share! Have fun playing and cuddling him anytime you can. The SAL looks fun but my projects in process have me too busy to turn around for another one.

Janet O. said...

What a good looking little fella! Good sized, too! : )
I like your take on the QAL. I don't think I've seen this pattern done in a scrappy fashion before. It is very fun! I have seen Lisa Bongean's version in the black and gold, and I have loved that, too.

Quilt Hollow said...

My goodness another blessing! It seems like yesterday the twins were born!
Your blocks...too die for! Yum!

Janet said...

What a beautiful, beautiful baby!! Your Tone it down quilt is lovely! Scrappy versions are so appealing - I like the classic blue and white as well. Well loved and well used is a good compliment I think :0)

Carol said...

Sweet baby boy�� such a blessing! Love your APQ blocks...that is going to be an amazing quilt!

Quiltbenaco said...

James รจ adorabile ma la faccetta furba dei fratellini maggiori la dice lunga...
Congratulazioni a tutta la famiglia!

Tina said...

What a little sweetheart!!!! August is just about the cutest little angel I've seen in I don't know how long! Congratulations on this new little guy - Love the smiles on the faces of his big brothers!!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Congrats on such an adorable little bundle! I bet the twins are good help! Love your quilt - and I love your blue and white one as well. The checkerboard border really finishes it off perfectly.

katyquilts said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby! He is absolutely adorable :).

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your precious new grandbaby! He's adorable! I think I love your version on the Tone it Down quilt the best of all I've seen...just beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your new grandson, August! He's adorable! Love your Burgoyne Surrounded blocks, too.