Friday, March 8, 2013

A Baby Quilt for Little Whatshername

Making baby quilts for my grand children is one of my all time favorite activities! I've been making plans again as the next baby girl is due to arrive in a few short weeks.
Chevrons are really popular right now and because Megan and I both love them, we decided they'd make the perfect design for Baby Whatshername's quilt.
I sketched out a simple design and let Megan pick our fabrics from my stash for the chevrons in pink, grey and yellow. She chose this pretty fabric, by Lori Holt, for the quilt backing. The baby's sisters think that her name will be Violet, but I know better. I wish that her name was going to be Rossie, after my grandmother. Or Charlotte, because I love  that name. But, it's neither I've been told. It's a secret, you see. 
I wish that I could guess the it. I know that it will be a charmingly vintage name to match Jane and Lula. And it won't be really popular. However, it is on a list (could it be this one?) of the top  popular "old fashioned names", I hear. Can you guess? Leave a comment with your favorite, and if it turns out to be correct, I'll send you a little prize, how's that! 
Meanwhile, the piecing is coming right along. I'm ready to sew the pink and grey half-square triangles. Oh, did I tell you? Baby Whatshername is due to arrive on Easter Sunday which is also my 40th Wedding Anniversary! 

27 comments:

  1. This posts's title made me giggle. "I'll never forget ol' whatshername." The quilt is going to be lovely.

    I love the names Jane and Lula! My guess is Olive. :)

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  2. I'm going to guess Adelaide.

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  3. Oooh, I'm guessing her MIDDLE name will be Rossie - fingers crossed! And I hope she's due on her due date - what a celebration that would be! The quilt looks very interesting so far, Carla.

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  4. I guess Rose....though it's tough to guess names without a last name attached to it. I just love those old-fashioned names!

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  5. How fun! I'm going to pick Cora. {maybe they like Downton Abby?} Love your quilt idea!

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  6. This quilt will be wonderful! My granddaughter's name is Evelyn (we call her Evie). Her middle name is Veronica, after my dear mother-in-law. Veronica is the patron saint of embroiderers!

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  7. My guess is Opal :) I love old-fashioned names!
    Loving your quilt!

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  8. How lovely that baby Matilda (my guess) will be born on your 40th Wedding Anniversary! Your pink, yellow and grey quilt will be wonderful- I love that colour combination! I even have a pinterest board for all things yellow and pink! Now I will be able to add your quilt!

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  9. I'm going with Adelaide..love those old fashioned names!

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  10. I see two Adelaide. I love Addie, which could be short for Adele. I also like Hillary, but that won't do because of Hilary Clinton. Okay, this is such a great topic, I have to throw out one more... Millie. Millie goes well with both of the other girls names.

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  11. I did 2 chevron quilts last year for my great nephews. They are so in right now. I'm going with Ava - seems to be popular in Pensacola. Love the fabric choices.

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  12. Ida? Love your design! How exciting....can't wait to hear!

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  13. Love your design! Beth is a classic name I love.

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  14. Love the chevrons! How about Margaret?

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  15. Cute design. Maybe Clara for the name?

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  16. Sweet post, and sweet anticipations!!! My first thought for a name was Adele, old fashioned and my great aunt's name...or Frances, my great grandmother's and my niece's name...or Kate, so sweet. (Although Cindy's observation of Cora seems a very good fit! But not an "official" guess of mine!) Happy quilting!

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  17. I'll go with Ada because that's my moms middle name ; )

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  18. Fun! I looked at that list when we were thinking of names (we chose Lois!) - I'm going with Clara

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  19. I'm thinking maybe Mary? Or Anne? Love the quilt plans!

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  20. It must be Beth. Simple sweet, one syllable. I will be thinking of you on your birthday, your anniversary and when Baby Violet Beth arrives.

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  21. My daughter's name is Hannah...it is an old name (family name even for us) and it suits her. That would be my guess! HANNAH!

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  22. You know my guess!! ELEANOR! :) Vintage and not popular as name requirements means that your daughter and I would get along fabulously. Congrats, friend!

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  23. I'm going to guess Tillie. My 4yo niece is Matilda and we call herTillie. Old fashioned but it popular. My 9yo daughter is Amelia which I loved because its so pretty. It's also an old name. It wasn't popular when I named her but now it makes it onto the most popular names list! I love chevrons. Your quilt will look beautiful. I was born on Easter Saturday 36 years ago, April 9th, and married on Easter Sunday 12 years ago, April 15th. It's a great time of year!

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  24. I guess Ruby or Cora. Actually, Cora is a favorite for me because I have a 2 year old grandaughter named Cora. One of my daughters is also pregnant, but doesn't want to find out the sex ahead of time. So we are also thinking baby whatitsname.

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  25. I'm gonna guess Olive. That's what my gut told me. I see some other people said that, too. I think the commenter above could be right with Ruby or Cora, too, though. My husband's cousin's daughter's name is Cora. Very cute.

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