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Sunday, December 20, 2009
A Surprise Quilt Arrived on My Doorstep!
A week ago I had a mysterious package show up on my doorstep! To my pleasant surprise, I unwrapped a GORGEOUS baby quilt made by my SNTM quilting bee friends! Low and behold they all collaborated to make some yummy colorful blocks, and they mailed it all to Mary and she put this quilt together, quilted it in a fabulous pebble design... and sent it my way! I'm just thrilled - until baby arrives, I'm giving it a home on my couch as a lap blanket... (more photos on Flickr) Thank you thank you thank you to everyone in my quilting bee!
Today I asked Justin to take a few photos of my new quilt... even though the days seem so dark, and we had to crunch through the snow. Sigh -- I love snow!
I love each block as they're made out of ALL sorts of lovey fabrics from Amy Butler, Heather Ross, Erin McMorris, Denyse Schmidt, and Lizzy House just to name a few. Each sewist really put a lot of thought into their blocks, and the colors are just magnificent! And check out that pebble quilting... it shows up really well on the grey Kona. Well done Mary!
One of the girls, Faith, embroidered a piece for the back that reads "Made with Love for Baby From Sew New To Me VQB, March 2010" I just love this personal touch, thanks so much Faith!
I plan on taking this quilt to the park so baby can roll around and enjoy the outdoors, and to the beach for a romp in the sand and water, among other uses! He's going to get lots of use out of it, and I'll tell him all about these friends of mine that I've never even met that were so kind to make him this quilt!
And of course I had to make sure Hazel got in a few photos. She loves napping on a cozy quilt or blanket day or night! (In fact she's curled up on this quilt as I type!) This quilt went straight to be laundered after being out in the grass and snow... and now its absolutely perfect with its crinkly, puckered, quilty goodness!
This was my experiment to confirm that this baby quilt could also double as a nap quilt, as its quite a generous size... about 48" x 60". Justin snapped this without me knowing, but I'm glad he did :-) I guess. Hazel also approves, if you can't tell. She looks pretty cozy. And excuse her crazy fluffiness, she's overdue for a haircut but she's much cuter this way so I'm going to let it go until after Christmas.
We're down to FOUR days until Christmas, can you believe it? Today I wrapped all of our gifts, packaged up my sisters gift to be mailed to Florida, and even finished a quilt! Yes, I'm quite excited! So I'm about ready for Christmas now... how is your Christmas crafting coming along? I'd love to hear of your progress! Another sneak peek tomorrow... Cheers!