Last week I received an invitation to my neice's baby shower. She lives in Tampa, Florida so I won't be able to go to her shower--very, very disappointing. Even so, there is always much pleasure to be derived from a new baby. This one is due in early March and I had been racking my brain trying to figure out what to make or get for her baby. Tampa is pretty warm and I couldn't help noticing that the crowds in Tampa were wearing short sleeves last week when they appeared on the news. A sweater and a knit blanket just didn't seem right.
My neice has decided to decorate the nursery in green and purple and wants the excitement and surprise of finding out the sex of her baby when it is born. This put some limitations on us and kept me from running for the pink or blue. So we had the green and purple color and a Florida setting. It turns out the invitation was my inspiration. The theme of her shower is under the sea.
I remembered that we had a Blank quilt pattern for an under sea type of quilt called Mosaic by Heidi Pridemore. So, I jumped into action. I worked all weekend and some every day this week. Mack finished the last of the stippling with our quilter this afternoon, I put on the binding and "Voila" the quilt is done. I think a baby of either sex will love it, especially when it is a little older and can appreciate the colors. It was a lot of work, but I think every bit of it was worth it. My favrorite animals are the little orange seahorses. Hopefully, my neice, her husband, and the baby will like it. We hope to mail it tomorrow so it will have time to get to Tampa by February 4.