I can’t believe my baby girl turned one this past week! Eek! Where is time going? I wish it would slow down. We don’t do the whole “ginormous birthday party for a one-year-old who isn’t going to remember it” thing in our house. We got her a six dollar (and really delicious) cake and we celebrated very simply at home.
As I mentioned in my last post, I was working on a dog and cat quilt for my sweet girl for her birthday. Believe it or not, I almost managed to get it finished by her birthday. Nothing like staying up ’til 4 a.m. the night before. Have I mentioned that one of my talents is extreme procrastination? No really, I have been spending most of my time incapacitated by a broken gallbladder. I have lots of projects, including several tutorials to post on this blog, all of whose progress has been hindered by my non-functioning organ. Add being eight months pregnant to the mix, and well…
Anyway, I wanted to share the finished product! I am IN LOVE with this quilt! I have always wanted to make a quilt with 30’s prints, and this quilt begged to be done in them. I am so happy with the way it turned out.
This is one of those things that I really want her to cherish forever. Daddy is just a tad bit sentimental. Maybe he passed on that trait? I love this:
Nothing kills me quite the way seeing a vintage/antique quilt, knowing that someone devoted many hours and their labor of love being mistreated!!! Stop destroying quilts, people! I’m the only quilter in my family. There are other seamstresses, but no quilters. I wish I had family heirlooms in the form of quilts. I am excited for my children to have quilts I’ve made for them.