Tuesday, September 02, 2008

It's for a girl

If you know someone's going to have a baby, you've got months of notice in which to make a quilt, right? So why do I always leave it until the baby is born to even start it?


I delivered this to my friend D's wife yesterday. Actually, I didn't do too badly as the baby is only 3 weeks old. I'd had a few days leave from work so at least I could get going on it pretty quick. Of course, I'd wrapped it all up nicely in cellophane with a nice fabric bow (the ribbon stash comes up trumps again!) and then remembered I hadn't taken a picture of the finished article! Doh! I couldn't bring myself to undo it as I would have probably had to use new cellophane but I think you still get the gist of it from the 'wrapped and folded' version. I wanted something simple and quick to put together so rail fence seemed to fit the bill in pastel blues and pinks. I used a very thick batting so it would be nice and comfy-cosy for a baby. Can't say the quilting is anything special, and there's a few small tucks here and there but I asked DH what he thought and he said (a) he wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't pointed it out and (b) they added to the artisan feel of the piece! Good enough for me.
My other best news is that DD got the grades she needed in her A-Levels and won a place at University in London. She is taking a 'gap' year this year (much to the chagrin of her father) so she won't go until September 2009 (and needs to find a job in the meantime) but we are all very pleased and proud of her.

11 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Well done to DD on her exam results and I think the baby quilt looks lovely! Nice to see you getting the chance to do something quilty :o)

Ali Honey said...

Your baby quilt looks just fabulous packaged up like that.

Congratulations DD on good grades!

Wendy said...

The baby quilt looks sweet and so nice wrapped like that - I'm sure it will be loved! I enjoy seeing what you've been working on.

Clare said...

Congratulations to DD on brilliant results. I bet you're chuffed to bits. I do think they need a gap year after all that hard work.

Glad to see that you're doing some quilting again.

julieQ said...

The colors in your quilt are just perfect, and I like your wrapping. Congratulations to your daughter! That takes a lot of hard work.

meggie said...

Lovely soft colours in that baby quilt. I wouldn't have undone it either!
Congrats to your DD!

Shasta said...

It looks really pretty and I love the way you packaged it. I'll have to do that sometime.

Lynda said...

Tha baby quilt is lovely! Any baby would be pleased to be sick on it (and I mean that in the nicest of ways, as that will no doubt be its fate at some point!) Well done to your daughter! London unis are hard to get into and very prestigious. Which one did she get in? She'll need to work and save this year to afford the price of living there (I heard of a friend whose daughter is at the LSE and in catered halls where the rent is £600 a month! Sorry to upset you!)

Libby said...

I think there must be some sort of unwritten 'rule' that baby quilts are best made when under pressure *S*
I bet it will be truly loved!
Congrats on a job well done to your DD.

andsewitis Holly said...

Hi Fiona - the baby quilt and it's wrapping are spectacular. What a great idea. Isn't it rewarding when your children do well?!

Sandi said...

The baby quilt is lovely and it is even more lovely in the way that you packaged it. I am going to get some cellopane for giftwrapping as I have a huge ribbon stash that would make for some pretty giftwrapping! Thanks for the idea!! And congrat to DD on her A-level grades! Always nice to know that our children are doing well. :-)