It's that time again!!!!!!
I had a hard time choosing from all of the quilts I have completed since the Fall Festival HERE.
And I know that I probably will say..oh, I wish I had picked the other one.
Baby William's quilt story won out!
My regular followers followed along with me as I struggled to find the most perfect quilt pattern for such a special little boy.
A very good friend of mine contacted me in early January. A friend's daughter had just found out that their baby was diagnosed with a serious, possibly fatal condition. For me, it hit home because I know what that journey is like HERE. She was due any moment, and actually went into labor while I was making it.
A good friend quickly directed me to a great pattern when I hollered for some help HERE.
What do I love about this quilt?
The bright colors.
The fact that it was made completely by all of my scraps.
The Elephant applique holding momma's heart.
|Tutorial for eye stitch HERE
I sure love the blanket stitch and the hand embroidery.
My long arm machine, Ole Betsy was really good to me.
Loops and some straight lines.
She really made using minky as a backing a breeze!!!
Scrappy binding rolled up in the classic blogger binding shot.
And a special label just for mom. The quilt was whisked off by my friend straight to mom, who cuddled it when she was home while he was in the NICU.
Sadly, Baby William is an angel now...but her mom is so glad she has the quilt...which reminds me why I love quilting so much.
Linking up with Amy's Creative Side. Please take some time and check them out. Even if you aren't a quilter, there are some wonderful works of art and amazing stories to go with it.
I am vastly worried that I will be following more blogs than I can read. But I just can't help it!