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i've been trying to figure out what this third child will do to and with the current family dynamic we've got going here. (yes, this past weekend and came and went and along with it, his due date. waiting waiting. . .). over and over the three little kids that will soon be mine have led to thoughts of triangles and the shape's possible meanings. on one end they're symbolic of perfection and unity while down at the other they represent danger and unavoidable tragedy. so which is it? should i be preparing myself for familial annihilation or some sort of exaltation once this little one joins us? as with most things this baby will probably take us on a path somewhere in the center, with detours in either direction occassionally thrown in the mix. moments of hell and moments of heaven. much like our current life, just with more stomping feet. 




so, to celebrate the triad that baby will complete; this triangle banner quilt. there are countless imperfections and the whole hurried project could have used a bit (a lot) more careful planning, but the fact is that that is just how i operate around here. especially lately. each time i get an idea i am in a near panic to start and finish it immediately. . . who knows when this little guy will decide to come and my days will consumed by holding, feeding, staring, keeping the girls from smothering him and trying to figure out how he ever fit inside me. 


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Reader Comments (17)

It is no surprise to me that I love this quilt. Shocker, I know...

I do have to admit that I have wondered outloud to Bobby quite a few times this week that I wonder if a little man has joined your family yet... Good luck with everything... the girls, the little man, and all the projects that race through your mind until he comes! We love you!

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Fabulous Quilt!

Congrats on your impending arrival, the last days are the hardest, right!!!

I think you'll love having a triangle of children, and wish you all the best. And a little boy! How sweet! I am currently about 5 months along on my fourth child and can't even fathom how we will go from 3 to 4, but according to all of those larger families out there, after three it's apparently all the same! So you're hitting the milestone!

Congrats once again, can't wait to see a photo of the little bundle! :)

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVarenia

every day Erin, Scott and I wonder (I'm sure Dave does too, but I don't see him all the time..) if that baby has come yet! But we have refrained from calling every day to annoy you and further point out that he has not yet decided to make his birthday debut! I love the quilt, and the whole triangle idea. So I guess I should be thinking square? (or maybe rectangle..)

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeanie

I have yet to figure out how any of my four fit inside me!
The quilt is beautiful, I can't see one thing wrong with it, I think that you are too hard on yourself. I can't believe your talent. How to you make something so perfect so fast?!?
I'm sending you "baby come out vibes". Lizzie was past her due date too and New York will NOT induce so I'm feeling for you. Hope he joins us soon.

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

I've also been wondering all week long...I'm so excited to see what a boy of yours will look like and be like.

and the quilt is lovely, of course. I am forever envious of your talent.

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen

that is a beautiful quilt. quilting intimidates me.
good luck getting that baby out and i can't wait to hear all the details of the triangle... we're right behind you.

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

The quilt is beautiful Katie. Your final statement about a little of both is right on and eventually you couldn't imagine your life without your little guy. Babies are the best!

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSherri Wiltbank

Katie, this is really beautiful. What I love about your work is that while it’s in step aesthetically with current sewing trends, you always manage to keep it fresh, original and authentic.

As a recent reader of your blog, I wasn’t aware you were due so soon. I look forward to seeing the marvelous projects this kiddo inspires. All in good time, of course—you will definitely have your hands full this summer!

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Ahh little muffin boy Rich hasn't made his debut yet? This whole post and the comments just made me all giddy for you. The quilt, or as I like to call them blankets (what I didn't get the crafty gene), is beautiful and so perfect(ly inspired). I think you will love your little triangle. *cyber squish* Good luck with every thing Katie. xo—t

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertara

i figured you had to have had that boy!. i love how you are frantically sewing till the end! knowing what kind of mother you are, i'm sure life will be great with the third, full of funny moments that i hope you blog about.

best of luck, i can't wait to see baby boy rich.

p.s. - i responded to you sewing machine question in my comments...

May 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpam

I love this quilt and the story that goes with it! Having three is wonderful, harder yes, but you will love it. I hope you have him soon, and it goes fast and smooth. Good luck, and I can't wait to see him.

May 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercollins

smiles to you & your family!!!

May 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna & Geoff

I love your comments on the triangle. Yes we've got our triangle too. What it really means is that the kids outnumber the adults! Beautiful quilt!

June 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

My first osn was four days late. i so understand. But that quilt is simply beautiful! A perfect boy quilt.

June 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth of course

What a gorgeous quilt. Very harmonious! And love the whole triangle concept. As a mother of 3 I have to say, oddly enough the transition to 3 was a lot easier than the transition to 2. I guess maybe I'd just already given up? :) Hang in there these final moments and drink lots of raspberry leaf herbal tea. That stuff is powerful - I totally attribute labor with #2 to drinking that! Best, best, best of luck!

June 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

Katie - the quilt is darling.

I have a tender spot for little boys who follow 2 sisters! I have only the fondest of memories, of Jacob joining our family. Soaking up his "boyness" and wondering what the future would hold for him - and for me as a mother of a son. It's wonderful (& crazy.)

Have a beautiful birth.

June 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTania

Katie - the quilt is darling.

I have a tender spot for little boys who follow 2 sisters! I have only the fondest of memories, of Jacob joining our family. Soaking up his "boyness" and wondering what the future would hold for him - and for me as a mother of a son. It's wonderful (& crazy.)

Have a beautiful birth.

June 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTania

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