Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby baby baby

A friend of mine recently adopted a little boy, she & her hubby had tried for quite a while to have a kid themselves before deciding to adopt. The process was unbelievably long and arduous... I believe they were looking into adoption before I left for Thailand, and they brought him home shortly after I got back. I'm absolutely thrilled for them and the little boy seems to be doing extremely well with them.

Well, naturally I dug into my stash and made a quilt. And since I wasn't quite sure how soon the shower would be... I kinda cranked this one out as fast as I could!

The pattern is "Blueberry Pie" from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (June 2007) and is one that I've wanted to make for myself. It was easy and I really like the effect.

Obviously I made the baby quilt considerably smaller than the pattern... and I left off the flying geese blocks, frankly I don't think they fit with the rest of the pattern.

I just used some straight line quilting to echo the light diamonds. The thing I love about making baby quilts is that they are so small and so quick. Although this one is maybe a bit too small, since the boy is 20+ months... not a newborn. Oh well... I'm sure it's actually bigger than he is, and I cuddled under it on the couch... so it's usable. In fact I liked it so much that I had to embroider the little boy's name on it so I wouldn't keep it for myself. =P

But never fear... shortly after I finished this one I went out and purchased a bunch more batiks to make another one. =0


Trillian42 said...

It's beautiful! I love the color combination!

And I know a lot of mothers who like smaller blankets like that for using in carseats and strollers, so I'm sure it will be much loved.

Exuberant Color said...

I like your little quilt and can see why you might want to keep it. Smaller quilts are good when the little ones want to drag them along to wherever they are playing.

Bezzie said...

That's gorgeous! And actually I think it will work great for a 20+ mo. old kid. When they're teeny newborns, I worry about them spitting up/pooping on beautiful quilts like this. A nearly 2 year old has a bit better control of their bodily fluids! Ha ha!

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