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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randi--i have to say said...

This is cute! I love the puzzle print!

Dee said...

What a super sweet quilt and I loved hearing the story behind it!

Sewing Mom said...

I love that...and what a great way to use honey bun or jelly roll. I love the simplicity of it, but that it looks amazing.

Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Show & Tell. Happy Wednesday.