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The Last Quilt of 2010 and the First Quilt of 2011

Warning- if your name is Jennyfriend, you have a decision to make right now. I have indeed crafted something for your new little girl. Feel free to keep reading if you're excited and want to see it right now. If, though, you'd like the thrill of opening the package sometime next week and seeing it for the first time- do not keep reading. It's completely up to you.

Let's give her a little time to make up her mind and talk about something else for awhile.
Tree Blocks
These will eventually be the first quilt of 2011. I think that's hilarious because I started them sometime right after the pattern was posted in November of 2009. I pulled them out again last night after the kids went to bed. I know- thrilling New Years Eve but Brendan was working.
I am changing the pattern a bit. The original has seams running right through the center of the trees. Yeah- hated that. So, I'm paper-piecing them. Little harder but no hateful seam. The plan is a wall-hanging for the kids room. Shouldn't take too long. After last night's craft until midnight session- I've only got eight more tree blocks to go and two fun surprise blocks.

OK- Jennyfriend, here it goes.

This is the last quilt of 2010. I finished it early in the day on New Year's Eve. It was a goal. And, I am thrilled with how it turned out.
The Not-So-Subtle Quilt
It's for a dear friend of mine who just adopted a baby girl. I was so happy when she told me they were in the process. There was no question of not making something. I had a lot of fun picking the perfect red and white (and just a little pink) fabrics.
Retro Girl
Birds and Trees
Strawberries
Close-up
The quilt measures approximately 42" by 54". The binding is pale pink (because it's what I had on hand and it lessens the impact of all that red a little).
Binding
The back has a little message for the new baby.
Not So Subtle Message
Yeah, I'm calling it the Not-So-Subliminal Message quilt. I was inspired by a quilt of Denyse Schmidt's (which I can not find a picture of anywhere at the moment) which just had the word Sleep in the middle of a white quilt. And the new book I got for Christmas- Word Play Quilts.

I really hope Mom and Baby and even Dad like it.

Comments

tara said…
Great red quilt. So sweet.
I thought the seam in the tree was odd too. You will have to show me how you did that. I want that quilt on my list.
Linda said…
Lovely quilt. Agree, the pink binding is absolutely right. Also love the SLEEP backing - great idea!
balloongal said…
I love the message on it.
Jenny said…
We LOVE the quilt! It is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for thinking of us and making it for us! I hope you get a chance to meet our little one soon and see how much she love it, too.
I love you and miss you tons,
Jennyfriend

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