A couple Special Baby Quilts

A few years ago my SIL gave me an Elizabeth Hartman pattern, Fancy Forest.  Wasn’t sure when I was going to make it but it is just as the name says, things you would find in the forest.  Then I heard my cousin and his wife were having a baby!  They love living up north and Sam’s wife, Larissa, was studying to teach biology.  Perfect fit!  It was a lot of fun to make, but I chose to use minky for all the black places – nose and eyes.  Thought it would be a great texture change as you felt the top of the quilt.  Never again.  It worked great that way.  But what a mess to work with.  Black fuzz everywhere.

I think the owls were my favorite.  Those eyes!  But the Butterflies turned out gorgeous as well.  The fox and rabbit – adorable.  Even the thistles are pretty.

Penny, from Gone To Pieces quilt shop, did the quilting for me.  Kind of a wood grain look that fit the theme.  Love how it turned out.  Larissa took Anders picture with it every month his first year.  Makes me happy when I know a quilt is loved and appreciated.

When I heard they were having a second child.  I knew just what I wanted to make.  Her next pattern was called Awesome Ocean and by now Larisa was working at the aquarium!  Again it felt like the perfect fit.

As I finished a block, I often sent a picture to Phyllis, the excited grandmother.

Love the Manatee – and the Seahorse!  But how cute is the Octopus!  And the Whale!  The Puffy fish – adorable.  This time Jeanette did the quilting.  Love how the air bubbles come up from the fish and the wavy motion makes the kelp sway.

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This year, Greta gets the monthly quilt picture!  These were fun quilts to make.  This year for my birthday I got the next pattern, Delightful Desert.  Not sure who will get that one.  Might have to make a mixture of my favorite animals.  That would be fun, but could be tricky getting all the blocks to mesh.

 

3 Replies to “A couple Special Baby Quilts”

  1. These are the most adorable!! I also love how the quilting matches the theme of the quilt! It truly looks like the wood grain!

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