Dr. Kaufman began making these blocks when she was pregnant with her son, who is about to become a father. Along with the blocks she also cross-stitched his birth details. But life got busy and the blocks and stitchery long abandoned. It was fun to put them together with Pat's help into a small quilt.
I finally finished the quilting after a false start, which I took out since I wasn't happy with it. Fortunately I had only done two blocks before deciding I didn't like the way it was looking. It seems harder to me now to do freehand quilting instead of my comfortable pantographs. I have a lot more variety of pantographs now, and usually I can find something that seems much better, with more even coverage than I can do freehand.
It isn't an heirloom, but I'll be finishing the cross-stitch with the new details and adding it to the back.