Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sally's Quilt

My grandma is a quilter. She's been quilting for longer than I can remember, and it's always very special to receive one of the quilts that she has worked on. In recent years, my mom has also begun to do some quilting, and she wants to make sure that each of her grandchildren receives a quilt that she has made for them.

When we found out that we were having a baby girl, Mom immediately started to think about what kind of quilt she should make for Sally. I found this pattern in a quilting magazine and helped her to pick out the fabrics. Let me tell you, there are a lot of different fabrics in this pattern! It took quite some time at the quilt store to find the necessary number of coordinating prints!

My mom did all the cutting and piecing for the quilt and Grandma did the quilting. So, it's been worked on by both Sally's grandma and her great grandma. Talk about an heirloom!

Mom presented us with the completed quilt this past Saturday, and isn't it gorgeous? Very feminine without being too pink. Just the way I wanted it. It's also huge! Definitely not a baby blanket, but that's perfect, too. Now, Sally will be able to enjoy this blanket for a long, long time.


cabin + cub said...

Lovely quilt! Your daughter is lucky to have such a special keepsake! ;)

White Tea Rose Crochet said...

Wow! Your quilt is pretty!!

Fern said...

Very pretty :) I hope she'll always LOVE it!

Dotty Jane said...

Great colors and it will grow with her!

Mikaela said...

That is pretty amazing! My grandma used to knit a lot (she's 90 in Feb) so I'm hoping she can knit a little something for my kidlets one day (once I get pregnant!).

Your baby is a cutie =)