Thursday, August 05, 2010

Baby Stephens First Baby Quilt!

Last year in September we got this new line in at the shop. I has baby sign language on it and is so super cute! I instantly fell in love with it and bought enough to do something with it. In October I was going to Jenn's and needed a project to take along, so I took the fabrics and cut it out at work. I sewed all the blocks at Jenn's and it's been like that since then. I just didn't have the special baby in mind that I wanted to make it for.  When Jenn, Shonna, and I were going to Gaila's in June, I picked this up and decided the time was right to finish it. I got the blocks together and put the borders on it. It sat in flimsy stage until last night! I was itching to actually quilt something and I had enough batting and the backing for this one, so I put it on the frame and an hour later it was quilted! I quilted it with a pastel King Tut and tan Bottomline.
Introducing Baby Stephens Baby Sign Language Quilt!
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Our Little Jackrabbit says Hello...
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To Mommy...
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and Daddy...
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Yes, we are expecting our first baby in January and we couldn't be more excited! I finally will have the baby I've wanted to make this quilt for all along. Since we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl, this will work for both. We can find out at the beginning of September, but I'm leaving it up to Paul if he wants to find out or not.... I have 2 baby boy and 2 baby girl quilts already in the cedar chest for our baby.
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Last night I was extremely productive! I finished quilting this one and put the binding on as well as another quilt. It feels great to have this much energy again and be quilting again. I accomplished 2 goals for Aug. in one night!

15 comments:

Cindy said...

Baby Stephens is going to be showered with so many special quilts. I'm so happy for the two of you.

Colleen said...

Your unborn baby already has more quilts waiting for it than I've made my two kiddos combined! Such a lucky one no matter what. So happy for both of you!

D'Anne said...

Congratulations!! I am sure you have been bursting at the seems wanting to tell. :) January isn't so far off!

Andee said...

I love the sign language quilt (I am a sign language interpreter!) and congratulations on your little one!

Jennifer said...

Great quilt and even better news! Congrats to you and Paul.

Trish said...

I love the fabric. Four quilts already? That is going to be one warm baby!

brigitte.brucklacher said...

How wonderful! A baby! Congratulations!

Michele said...

Congratulations!

Judy said...

Congrats!!
Love your quilts too.

vtquilter said...

Congrats (again!). Love the quilt and very special for you little one. My kids both learned the sign for 'milk', 'more' and 'finished' pretty quickly... they were a godsend to understanding what they want when they are little bits! Good luck and enjoy the peace and quiet until January.... it's the last you'll get for a while! Hugs.

cowgirl commentaries said...

We are so thrilled for you guys!!!! Congratulations!

Barb said...

That is FANTASTIC!!! I'm so happy for all of you.

Kelly's Kwips said...

Congratulations! So excited for you guys.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations!

Jen said...

Yeah!! Now that it's public info, it's even MORE exciting I'm sure!!! I'm so happy for you!!