28 October 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2013 - Baby Quilt

 Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2013

Thank you Amy for once again hosting this fun Quilting Event in Blog-land.
And Thank YOU for stopping by to see my entry.

Im entering my quilt into the Baby Quilt category.
An unexpected gift of comfort for an unimaginable loss...
The story of how a gift of my love and admiration became a great source of comfort and strength;

I made this baby quilt for a dear friend of mine whose miracle baby girl was nearing her due date. Throughout her pregnancy, every milestone seemed like a huge hurtle. Once each milestone was prayerfully met, on to the next with more prayers and caution. As the pregnancy neared 38 weeks, relief and gratitude filled their home and hearts. For at any time, this sweet baby girl could come and all would be healthy and well.

It was the 38th week when I delivered my quilt. As I handed the quilt to my friend's husband, he shared with me devastating news. News he had only been give a couple of hours prior. There was no heart beat. Their sweet miracle baby was now an angel.

Not knowing the significance and comfort a quilt could bring to someone.

A few months after my friend's loss, she shared with me how appreciative she was of the quilt.

She told me, when she's having a hard day she will lay on her bed with the quilt. And when she gets up, she folds it up nice and puts it back  in her baby's crib. She expressed how much comfort the quilt brings to her.

Up until this  moment, I didn't fully realize the significance and comfort a quilt could bring to someone. This reaffirmed to me, how much a quilt is a gift of love. How blessed I feel to have been able to offer a gift that would bring much needed comfort and healing. 
I love the backlight of the Sun shinning through.
Here is where the quilt belongs. 
For a very special Baby, and her Beautiful Mom. 
Quilt info;
Pattern; Thimble Blossom's 'Dilly Dally' (half the pattern size)
Fabric; Moda's Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille, backing is a soft yellow minky.
Pieced and Quilted by me. 
I love the quilting from the backside. 

08 October 2013

07 October 2013

01 October 2013

Halloween Squares

This fabric was from a few years ago. 
And has been a wip for a few years as well. 
I think it was a halloween bag panel. 
I cut up the cute images, and bordered them. 
I then bordered those squares with white fabric to make them pop. 
This is the perfect blanket for my kiddos to cuddle with. 
I quilted circles on all the sashing, 
and outlined all the images. 
Theres a bright Halloween Orange minky on the back. 
It looks really cool on the backside. 
You can see the Halloween images that are stitched, 
and outlined with circles. 
Happy October!