Friday, May 11, 2007

I've Been Busy:

From the 2nd, when baby Kaylee was born, until the 4th, when I went to Chicago, I was crazily working to finish this:

Baby Quilt

Which, thankfully, I finished binding on my way down to see this cute little bundle:

Baby with Quilt


Unfortunately, I was too busy playing "steal the baby from whichever aunt that's holding it and not paying enough attention, as I'm super important," to actually take any pictures myself, so I emailed my sister who, um, just had a BABY (see above) 7 days before, and asked her to take and upload pictures for me.

I'm not nice.

But she managed to get it done.

She also took close-ups of the front and the back. She had to take the back, too, to show off how I'd hand quilted the whole thing. Something that I don't know if I can ever do again. Not only was it time consuming, but it was painful - but nothing is good enough for my new niece. (OK, to my siblings: your first child each gets a hand quilted blanket. Cicely, too. That's it.)

The quilt is a Chinese Coin pattern (with 5 strips of "coins"), which was both fun and not that hard to piece together. And since I didn't know that Kaylee was a girl, all the background fabrics are yellow - and the only two yellow coordinating fabrics I liked said "farm." Which is totally cool. But the coin fabrics are all sorts of little baby-ish scraps - ducks, hippos, watermelons, clouds, stars, etc. (I know I'm going on, but this is my first quilt EVER, and so I'm going a little overboard.)

And, of course - things are going exactly according to plan. Susan has promised to try and make Kaylee's favorite possession - the one that will hopefully secretly travel with her to college.

11 comments:

jo! said...

still a little jealous that you've already gotten to see her, but then, you *are* a real aunt. I'm just a poser.

Anne said...

Beautiful quilt! Well done.

brandy said...

Beautiful baby! And the quilt's lovely too! I hope to one day have the patience to sew something. I'm currently a fan of hot gluing things back together. I wish I was kidding...

Girl, Dislocated said...

The quilt is so pretty! It looks so perfectly sewn and soooo comfy! Why didn't I have any aunts that could make quilts?

Oh yeah, the baby's cute too :P

apricoco said...

oh.. so pretty... you are so talentet. Congrats new aunt!

v said...

Congrats on being the Auntie of such a beautiful little bundle of joy.

And mad props on the quilt. Every baby should be so lucky to have such a wonderful, heartfelt baby blanket.

Logan said...

It looks great, kiddo.

And someone's been tinkering with her template. Hm... :P

Ara said...

should i feel honored that cicely and my child will apparently get a quilt, or bothered by the fact that it goes through cicely and not me?

Bobealia... said...

It's fabu. Maybe when you move to NY, we could form a Quilting club, and you could teach me. Or we could have a stitch and bitch and just knit and watch trashy tv. I'd like that.

SarahReznor said...

very nice!!!

big c said...

I AM SO EXCITED AND HONORED! TELL ARA TO SUCK IT UP AND GET REAL. (sorry to shout. just so happy!) LOVE YOU.