The new baby finally arrived yesterday evening, and his name is Luke.
And here's the perfect baby quilt.
Faithful readers of this blog may think this looks kind of familiar, and that's because I showed it to you a couple of years ago.
The quilt was made about ten years ago for another Luke, who lives in Australia. It was one of the first pieces I made with my own hand-dyed fabrics, right after I learned about dyeing. I still like the colors, the design, and the quilting (which I have no recollection of doing, but apparently did a pretty decent job of, combining free-motion spirals on the large empty blocks with diagonal grid checkerboards on the four-patch blocks). Unlike many pieces that I made early in my quilting life, I'd be perfectly happy and proud to give this one away today.
But New Luke will just have to wait a bit for a big present. (Heck, his grandmother and I just barely finished the quilt we made for his big brother, age four, so you can see that deadlines are somewhat flexible in this family.)