Sunday, 18 May 2008

31 Months, 26 Days, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes, and 5 Seconds Later ...

Ahhhh, the Quilt is finished.

Oh! The feeling of a job done!! Babydoll's quilt is finished. She is delighted. She has waited longer for this quilt than for anything else in her little short life. I started the quilt in September of 2005.

This quilt is made of all of Babydoll's infant dresses in sample blocks I was learning in my quilting group. I thought it had been my very first quilt until yesterday, when *gulp* I uncovered a UFO older than it. Wait til you see IT. Stay tuned.

Back to the present accomplishment. This poor quilt. Not only does it suffer from amnesia, but it *fell asleep* in a window for many months and has a faded back. It also was the most unfortunate placement for a leaky red pen, again, more scarring on its backside.

The work has always been a family affair. I enlisted a cousin and Cutiepie to do some pinning, cause, heck, I didn't know what I was doing.

Babydoll knew early on this was her blanket and quickly posed on it before the pinning took hold.

And she again posed for the camera. Two years later. The difference between toddler and schoolgirl.

Today, the schoolgirl in Babydoll offered her hand at final touches.

You might remember when she was so anxious to have this quilt that she snuck it into bed with pins and all.

Tonight I'm happy to report she and it are snug and without the pins!
With that monumental task behind us, we set out for a gorgeous walk in the field beside.
Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Well done and already well loved!
BTW, Can't wait to see your lurking ufo!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Awesome job, both of you. I know she'll treasure it forever, Mom.

Anne Marie said...

Now don't you feel better having that completed!!! She will always treasure her quilt...

i'm kelly said...

love ite. she will definitely treasure this forever!

The Quilting Pirate said...

what a great post on the finishing of a wonderful quilt!! Your girls are adorable!!

I love the colors!

Anna K. said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Such a sweet post about a quilt that grew up right along with your precious Babydoll....both of which are gorgeous by the way!

The pictures are perfection.