Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Butterflies and Babies

I can't believe that I blogged about this quilt just about a year ago as my first quilting blog post.   It seems only fitting that as I approachmy 1-year blogiversary that I am posting about a finish from the end of 2012.  I had to wait to blog as this was a gift for a baby boy and I was waiting on my Mom to send the quilt to its new home.  You see this brand new baby boy is the grandson of J who received the handprint quilt.  J wanted nothing more to be a Grandma and it was not easy for her daughter C to get pregnant...something I am all too familiar with.  So when she got pregnant I knew that I would be making a quilt for this baby. 

I used the Me and My Sister Designs Easy as 11 pattern, slightly modified so I didn't have to piece the quilt backing and Riley Blake's Pieces of Hope fabric.  I quilted with straight lines, 1/4 inch on either white side fo the colored stripes.

LEftover fabric from the stripes was used for a super scrappy binding (love!) and I peiced the back.  I love a good pieced backing.  The colors of the quilt are perfect for this very modern and super trendy family.

After he was born and I made the tag for his quilt, my Mom asked me if I had any fabric from J's quilt leftover and if I did, she wanted a piece of it on baby E's quilt.  I cut one of the butterfly's out and added it to the quilt back, right next to the tag with birth stats. 

Baby E got his quilt last week and his Mommy sent me a note thanking me for the little piece of her Mom on the quilt.  I hope E has butterflies in his life forever as a sign of his Grandma watching over him. 

I am linking up with Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday and Finish it Up Friday.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Second Christmas Finish

I started knitting this doll blanket a long time ago...almost 5 years ago when we were in the process of relocating half way across the country and living in a hotel (two adults, a black lab and and 18 month old living in a hotel for a month...good times). Needless to say in the hustle and bustle of moving out of the hotel and into our house this project was thrown into a bag and shoved out of the way. It ended up in my craft room and sat there for a good 4 years. I found it again and would work on it whole I was on conference calls and finally finished it today. It will be going to my youngest daughter for Christmas for her bitt.y baby.