Thursday, 23 February 2017

Introducing Oscar Maxwell Drady

Our gorgeous grandson Oscar Maxwell Drady was born on the 16th of February 2017.

We are so excited, happy and totally smitten. The joys of a new baby in the family!

And here we are a few hours after the birth. The proud parents Liam and Rachel and Ray and I. 

I made this quilt for his cot. 

It will not be needed for a few months but looks nice in his room.

A closer view. It is made up of two alternating blocks

Sawtooth Star

And a variation of the Snowball block. I opted to piece the base block around a square of a blue and grey print. 

This is the first quilt that I made. Started in 1989 when I was pregnant with Liam and finished a little over a year later. It is a very large quilt that was on his bed until he requested a new quilt - Ocean Waves some fourteen or fifteen years later. If you look closely you will see that it is also made up of alternating Sawtooth Star and Snowball blocks. 

Fabric choices were more limited and the rust was selected to coordinate with drapes that were in the room. 

Some more photos of Oscar


  1. Congratulations. So much fun ahead.

  2. Congratulations, welcoming a grandchild is like falling in love again.
    It is a bonus of ageing.
    Can feel the love in the picks.
    Cheers Jan

  3. He looks so much like his dad! and your original quilt looks a lot like mine except I took nine years to finish!

  4. that is wonderful news! and a fabulous quilt

  5. Yay! Congratulations! well done! so exciting.