Monday, September 26, 2011

Aviary Love

My cousin & his wife welcomed their first baby into the world this month! They found out ahead of time that she was a girl, and I made her quilt as soon as I found out! My aunt flew out [to Halifax] to visit them on the weekend, so by now, I hope that baby Dylan is already using her new quilt!
I used Dewberry's Aviary 2 line to make it. I have since bought more of these fabrics so I can make up something else with them - I HEART them! I have never loved the colour purple as much as I do when I look at this collection. In my mind, it was perfect for a little girl's first quilt, but without knowing the Mommy's tastes very well, you just never know. So, I did some recon & found out her favourite colours are purple & green - perfect!

Aviary 2 - Baby gift surprise! IMG_3873

I hope they love it & Dylan uses it for many years to come. :)

Aviary 2

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Amber

Dear Amber,
Today I donated a quilt (this one) to the Owen Sound Hospital. It will go to a little girl who is born on your birthday and finds herself in the NICU. A little fighter.

Miss you,
Love you,

Hushabye Front

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Little Sister Quilt

Rachel is my 9 year old neighbour. She already has an interest in sewing & even has her own little sewing machine! When her mom was expecting, we decided to make a quilt for her new little sister.
Rachel picked out the fabrics and waited impatiently with me for them to arrive! (It's sooo hard!) She pieced the quilt top, I did the back. She helped me to spray baste (she's an old pro at this as she has helped me before) & she tried out some straight line quilting. I finished up the quilting & bound it for her.
Her little sister Kendall arrived in August & Rachel was excited to give her the gift she had put so much effort into :)

Rachel's quilt

Rachel's quilt

Rachel's quilt