Friday, July 2, 2010

and we have lift-off

finally - a photo of the finished baby quilt for my nephew!  i finished it over a week ago but this and that conspired to slow me down.

i love how it turned out!  it's not perfectly perfect, but it is perfectly right for my brother and his family.  i used a lot of prints heather ross' out-of-print lightning bugs series - obtained at great difficulty on etsy, a tiny bit at a time.  the vw campers, gnomes and wiener dogs are family references and there are other favourites in there, including a few vintage pieces of 60's aqua with line-art flowers from my mom's stash.  the little raindrops from the hushabye collection are my little "hello from vancouver!" and the back is a solid piece of aqua dashes on cream from the girl friday collection.  ah, i love baby quilts and the ability to use a solid piece on the back.  i washed it a few times so it's nice and rumply-looking.  i love a worn-in looking quilt and it's so soft for a wee  one.

now, i just have to finish up the stack of pants, drooling kerchiefs and bibs that i want to send along with.  sew, sew, sew! 


myredbike said...

What a lucky nephew you have! It's cool to hear the story behind your fabric choices and how the special Heather Ross prints have family stories behind them.

The quilt looks so sweet in the red wagon - I can already tell it will be well-loved!

Katie said...

Wow, awesome gifts! Lucky family :). The quilt turned out wonderfully. Love the yellow binding.

Anonymous said...

I love it! The colours, the patterns, the awesomeness of it.

Wonderful job :)

Kim Baise said...

i <3 the ziggy-zags and mustard yellows (:

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

It turned out beautifully! Well done!


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