All my bags are packed

This weekend was pretty much all about Baby H! After months and months of research, several interesting trips to Mothercare, and a subscription to Which magazine, we finally managed to buy our pram. (You might guess that hubby was largely in charge of this!) The model we ended up with is perfect for our needs - it fits into our narrow front door and hallway; it collapses with only one hand; and it folds down to next to nothing to fit in the boot of our tiny little car. No mean feat living up to all of those demands! It's now assembled and waiting expectantly in the hallway until we might need it. Just having it there makes me feel a bit more prepared, as does knowing that my hospital bag is similarly sorted. There's still a lengthy list of things to do, but that didn't stop me spending the weekend singing, in my best John Denver imitation, 'All my bags are packed; I'm ready to go...'! 

I'm hoping that I'll get to see this gorgeous stripe-y quilt equally ready to go before Baby H arrives.  

This is the quilt I worked on at Saturday's Bee Blessed gathering. It's intended for an older couple and as such was purposely designed to draw on a rather muted brown, tan, yellow, and cream colour scheme. I wasn't sure how much I would like the quilt as I put the blocks together, but with the rows completed and the top assembled, I have to say I'm delighted with the end result! It's so lovely, warm, and autumnal! Of course, I can't take all the credit here. Judith chose and cut the fabric strips according to the design she sketched, and she and Sarah laid out the rows for me to sew, so I wouldn't have to maneouvre myself down to the floor in my current state of unwieldiness! Teamwork, however, is the name of the game at Bee Blessed, and I'm sure they're both as pleased with this quilt top as I am!

xx Tina


  1. Pleased that the pram is bought and your bag is packed. Now all you have to do is NOT to go into labour when you are out and about (I know what I'm talking about here). The BB quilt top will be a lovely gift for older recipients. Di x

  2. Oh it's so exciting buying a pram. You will feel like the proudest mum in the world when you take your first stroll out with baby! The rail fence quilt looks amazing T! The colours really pop here in your pic! Thank you for doing such a stirling job on it! Jxo

  3. Hooray on the pram purchase! Great work on the rail fence quilt top - I really like the autumnal feel of this quilt and the distribution of the yellows helps brighten the overall mutedness. Had visions of you leaning forward to layout rows and ending up weebling around on your bump - poor darling! Nearly there now, hang on in there.


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