Sunday, July 27, 2008

andrew's quilt

This is the quilt I was NOT going to make. About 12 years ago I learned I was pregnant with our 6th child. One of the things I decided I could give up was making him a quilt. Reasons were many:
  • I was too busy
  • we were remodeling our house,
  • money was tight;
  • I had 3 teenagers
  • One was headed to college as soon as the baby was born
  • I had made about 5 baby quilts for the 5th baby
  • This baby did not need a quilt
Well, I had made a few friends in the quilt guild and they gave me a surprise baby shower with a gift card to the fabric store to buy fabric to make a baby quilt. What could I do? I HAD to make him a quilt. I used some left overs from making Jeffrey's sheets, blanket and curtains and bought the rest.

Notice Noah with his head cut off. This was supposed to be a quick strip pieced quilt (due to all the above reasons.) But when that fabric was cut almost EVERY square had a head cut off to the extent that the animals were unrecognizable. I ended up picking out the offending squares and fussy cutting dozens of squares to replace them. (I have no idea how this one got through ..I guess I figured that if there were some with heads you could figure out who this body was supposed to be.)

The offending green stain is being treated as I type.

(Andrew had no idea this was HIS quilt!)

1 comment:

Liz said...

This looks like a well loved quilt.