31 de out de 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's that time of year again! Our dear Amy from Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Whether you came here just to see my entry or you are one of my usal readers, welcome! Leave a comment, come back again, you know the drill!!!

This is the second baby quilt I made. Like the first one, it was meant as a gift to my friend's baby (who then became my husband's godchild incidentally) and it was used on the day she came home from the hospital.

I was inexperienced and felt more comfortable with a simple design, so I chose a brick pattern. Also, the father of the baby is a civil engineer (hence the bricks) and the mother is a lawyer, so the idea of books also crossed my mind.

I took pictures of every step of the way, because when doing my first baby quilt I didn't take a single picture and I learned my lesson!

It's called the "Bubblegum quilt! because of the shades of pink. This quilt was very special to me for one simple reason: I had been trying to conceive a child since before knowing my friend was pregnant and time was passing by and still no baby. I was by my friend's side every step of the way through her pregnancy and by the time her baby was born I still hadn't gotten pregnant. While making this quilt I cried at times, not out of envy or anything like that, but because I loved her unborn child that in some ways replaced the one I wished to have. I made sure that every stitch was full of love and in the end it was almost like therapy. I must confess that I saved a piece of my favourite fabric (the one with birds and flowers by Robert Kaufman) hoping to use it one day in a baby quilt of my own... and guess what? Now I'm expecting a baby girl!

10 comentários:

  1. Congrats Daisy! I am so happy for you. I love your pretty pink quilt, thank you for sharing a heartfelt story. Hugs from Texas, Elaine

  2. Such a pretty quilt! I love that you documented your process so well with the photos. I love the special story behind this one too!

  3. Congratulations on the baby girl! : )

    The quilt is so pretty, and I love that Robert Kaufman fabric also. You did a great job, and that baby is lucky to have such a beautiful quilt.

    I can't wait to see what you make for your own baby girl.

  4. A very pretty and girly quilt! This is a great pattern for show casing favourite fabrics. Congratulations on your longed for pregnancy and thnak you for sharing the lovely story behind your quilt.

  5. Oh congratulations on your first prenagnacy. The story of this quilt is very touch. I'm glad you saved a piece of your favorit fabric for your own baby quilt. I have signed to follow your blog too and would love to hear all about your baby - Hugs Nat

  6. Sometimes the simple designs are my favorites ~ especially when they show off some great prints! And CONGRATS on your little one!

  7. From one Daisy to another.What a beautiful quilt and a special story!! I'm so happy for you that you'll be making your own baby quilts soon!!

  8. Your gift is beautiful. I like both sides of the quilt. And your story is very touching. Best wishes and have fun making your own baby quilt!


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