Sunday, March 20, 2011

Green and Blue Times Two

So, I kind of had to make a little neonatal version of my son's blue and green birthday quilt. I wanted to make a little donation quilt that a new baby's father would like (as well as the mom) -- something cute but definitely boyish.
I think this one fits. There are golf motifs in there, and soccer, and an airplane and a moose and deer.

I practised my quilting on this by adding some extra diagonal lines. I just eyeballed them, rather than marking, but it went pretty well.
Here's the back.
We went back to the qplex for the pics, but the wind was just not helping us out at all. In this pic you can see that the building is still under construction, but getting closer to being finished all the time!
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I think this is likely my last neonatal quilt for this year. I have five now, three for girls and two for boys. I really enjoyed making these! And please forgive me if this is too corny, but it's true: when I was done this little blue and green quilt and was showing it to my three-year-old daughter, she took it from me and hugged it. She said she was putting a special hug in it for the little baby. (I tell my kids that I put hugs in the quilts I make for them, so when they are cuddled in them it is like having a hug from me). Awwww.
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17 comments:

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Adorable and very little boyish. Your duaghter's comment was priceless!

Jackie said...

Love, love, love that your kids hug the quilts before giving them away or donating them!

Sue said...

that is so sweet !!! love it... and the quilts are lovely. Will be interesting to see how many we get. I have 4 done myself.

Amy said...

very cute and nice. Nothing like putting an extra hug or two in there.

Linda said...

Love how you put a hug in a quilt! How awesome is that???

Michele said...

I love how you coordinated your background in the photo with the quilt. ;-)
And the little quilt holder is adorable. I hope your kid doesn't get blown away.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Riel, lovely little quilt, and I love what your little girl said. :)
I have been reading the comments on your giveaway post- some of them are hilarious!!!! LOL.

Rene' said...

Great pictures!!! I love seeing the two quilts side by side. I also say "awwwww" how cute is the comment your daughter made....very sweet ;-)

Jenny said...

i love the idea of a baby quilt to go with the 'big kid quilt'!! great inspiration

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I love it! It sort of looks like an I-Spy quilt with all the little images. Really really cool, my son would definitely love that, and love the colors too!

Miri said...

Great quilts...both the big and the little! Sweet daughter!

Jessica said...

Very nice. I like how you made a quilt that both mom and dad could relate to.

notes of sincerity said...

Such an adorable quilt. :o)

Kim said...

Really nice :o)

ButtonMad said...

Beautiful quilt and your daughter's comment is priceless - too sweet.

Kristen said...

Aww... so so sweet. Great set of matching quilts

Leslie said...

these are great. i love your quilts in action shot!