Friday, February 08, 2008

Don't faint

I'm making a quilt. A real quilt—pieced and everything. Here's a preview.


My favorite grandchild is having a birthday in less than two months. When she was born I didn't make her a quilt because I didn't know her very well yet and wasn't sure what she'd like. Actually her Mom told me that these days babies do not sleep with any kind of covering until they are at least a year old, so I thought I'd get to know her a little bit and then make her a quilt for her first birthday.

The other nice thing about waiting is that I now know what her room is like and what will look good in it. She has a very cool room. Her Dad wanted her to know a little about his home country of Ecuador, high in the Andes, so he painted sky and mountains all the way around her room. Then he has been painting native animals of Ecuador—parrots and jaguars and monkeys. Sofi is partial to the monkeys. I picked the colors for her quilt because I thought they would complement the rest of the room. This is a little bit different pallette for me to work with and I like it. The colors are pastelish, but not candy-colored and just a little earthy. I have some special quilty surprises in mind. Now all I need is time to get it finished before the big #1 birthday.

P.S. Emily—this is all you get to see until the unwrapping.

10 comments:

  1. Oh this is going to be fun. Will you share a bit of Sophia's room? I'd love to see the parrots and monkeys and Andean sky. I can see how this quilt would fit in. It has a little hint of south american textiles in it too.

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  2. What a sweet daddy your Sofi has :)
    And a very sophisticated first birthday quilt!

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  3. Very lovely color pallette. It reminds me of all of the lovely flowers and rich tones of South America.

    I'd love to see the walls too!

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  4. Perfect for that little Darling girl. Reminds me of those candy necklaces they have for kids parties.

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  5. These colors are wonderful. I bet her room is very special.

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  6. It's fabulous! I love the colors - what a lucky girl !

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  7. I would love to see a picture of your favorite grandchild's room.

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  8. Terry, Love the colors you are using. I have 5 grandchildren who got their baby quilt when they were a year old. Now I am making quilts for them when they go off to college. 3 down and 2 to go. Sofie is such a cutie. Maggie

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  9. Wonderful! Both M & M received their first quilts when they were a year old. I made Mia another big girl quilt when she got her first big bed. I still need to do that for Miles.

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  10. It's lovely -- and I'm sure Sophia will love it :0).

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