Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fabric Tuesday

I finished quilting this quilt just about 1 week ago before I left for my amazing child-free and husband-free sorority trip to Arizona. 

Back in 2010 while I was pregnant with N, my cousin was also pregnant with her first child.  Our babies were supposed to be about 5 months apart.  Little did we know that her daughter would be born just 2 months after N weighing in just over 2 pounds and 14 inches long.  K spent almost 3 months in the NICU before she was able to come home. 




During her stay in the NICU, her parents decorated her incubator with receiving blankets.  Just after her first birthday, her mom asked me to make a quilt out of the receiving blankets.  The large squares in the quilt are K's receiving blankets and the 25-patch blocks are made with Twirl by Me and My Sister Designs.  I quilted with white thread in a meandering pattern.  The quilt is all washed up and snuggly and will be delivered to K next week.  I can't wait to see photos of this happy, healthy, almost 2-year old with her new quilt!!





The quilt is twin sized or a double coverlet.




Fresh Poppy Design

7 comments:

Pat said...

Great quilt Julie!

Julie Thompson said...

Thank you!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

What a great story! I'm happy to hear that everything turned out so well, and this quilt is just perfect!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

I saw your link on Quilt Story. What a sweet story and such a pretty quilt. It's an original and pretty quilt anyway, but with the story behind it - precious!

Julie Thompson said...

Thank you. I can't wait to see photos of her with her quilt!

Julie Thompson said...

Thank you!

Quiltstory said...

LOVE this quilt!! Such a sweet story and quilt design...awesome. We want to feature it! I can't see how to email you...? Let me know :)