October Baby

My daughter-in-law sent me the latest sonograms and updates on our October baby boy. Both mom and son are doing well.
I have finished making all of the Batman things for the baby shower that will be held soon. My son painted the baby room this weekend, and there is already a framed poster of Batman on the wall.
I finished binding the quilt, and all the burp cloths and bibs are complete. I bought a Batman canvas bin to hold all the goodies. And I just couldn’t resist buying Bat Bear. I may have gone overboard on the theme.

I love the bat quilting pattern.                      The back is a very soft flannel.

I Love Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, I head over to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens for Tai Chi classes. Ming Xie is a delightful and very patient instructor. I am not the most coordinated of students, but everyone there makes the class enjoyable.
It just so happens that the botanical gardens happen to be on the SAME street, a few miles south of one of my favorite quilt shops, the Mesquite Bean. It also happens to be U.F.O. Tuesday at the shop. The back room is filled with quilters working on projects. As I drive pass the quilt shop on my way to the gardens, I tell myself that I will skip the quilt shop this time. But on the way back, my car just pulls in the parking lot…every time. I have been pretty good about sticking to a budget and just going to visit with the quilters and staff. Joy and Nancy are two staff members who are always so helpful and generous with sharing ideas.
Today, Nancy helped me select some fabric for the Christmas tree quilt I plan to start soon. I had purchased some fabric on my Fayetteville trip, but I needed just a bit more. Nancy also helped me read through the pattern and gave me some tips for making this tubular quilt.
I also purchased fabric to complete the Batman Baby quilt.
You can see why I love Tuesdays.
I finished piecing the top.
I chose this super light flannel for the backing.

On the Design Wall

I have been making a few things to welcome my grandson  who will be born in September. In keeping with the Batman decor of his room, I have made some Batman burp cloths and bibs. Today, I started piecing a small quilt. There is research that shows that newborns see primarily in shades of black, gray, and white. I ordered some Batman quilt charms that are mainly these colors. I plan to add some yellow, and maybe some of that dusty blue color of Batman’s clothes. I might add sashing, and two borders.
The four nine patches are on the design wall, along with four corner bat symbol blocks. I need to think about this a bit more.
I already have two baby quilts that I need to bind. These are a bit more colorful.