Sunday, September 22, 2013
Oh Happy Day
Today we finally had Brayden's baby shower and I finally gave my daughter the quilts I had made for him. The first was the Word quilt that I started before we knew it was a boy or girl and had to wait forever for a name for the baby to be finalized before being able to finish it. Brayden's quilt was worth all the time and effort though as it was all I could hope for it to be and more. I am very pleased with the final result as you can see by my big smile.
The pattern for all the letters in the words are from the pattern Just My Type in lowercase from Kristy at Quiet Play that I had the honor to pattern test for her a few months back. You can find the pattern available for her letters and her other paper piecing patterns at her Crafty Store site.
This next quilt I gave to her when Brayden was born. My daughter and her husband are big on woodland animals and I thought they would like the deer. The stag reminds me so much of Bambi's father. These patterns are from Joanna at Shape Moth .
Look at the surprise on her face when she opened her present today. I wrapped the quilt with the backing to the outside so she would have no idea what was on the inside until she opened the quilt up.
You can't see it thru Mia but she is giving me a high five...she was so EXCITED and still had not seen the whole quilt yet. That's the good stuff right there.
Here is the resulting quilt, it definitely was worth all the time it took me to find the fabric and wait for the package to arrive from a place so far away. I know I've said it before but the internet is an incredibly life changing tool. To think a generation ago my parents could never have dreamed of being able to do something like this for me and yet I can do it for my daughter with...relative ease :)
While to someone like me a flannel panel isn't exactly what I think of when I think of starting a quilt project for someone, you can tell my daughter was overjoyed at receiving the blanket she had dreamed of having when she found out she was expecting a special little fellow to light up her days.
I have to admit that after outlining each of the animals and all the leaves in the quilting process and adding the pieced border that it did indeed turn out to be a beautiful finished blankie.