Thursday, April 29, 2010

Christopher Bubba' s quilt (and my first attempt in joining the My Creative Space thing)

I tried to get this quilt done for the birth of Christopher, my special new nephew, but needed a few extra days to finish the embroidered label on the back. Here it is on the washing line - another rainbow baby quilt as I just love working with all the colours. One day, I'll move on to triangles but for now, I like squares and rectangles - minimal stress for a newbie quilter.


As my brother and his wife, Gina, have a special working relationship with boats and the sea, I tried to sneak as many boat/ocean motifs and colours in as I could. Gina came with me to choose some of the fabric which was great. There's also a blue Beatrix Potter square in there from fabric my big sister used in my surprise wedding quilt as a "baby wish" so it was lovely to hand a bit of that on to my brother's baby.

The corners and backing are a lovely print of masses of tiny boats sailing on the sea. My big brother was quite taken with the quilt and said it made him want to have a nap. I'd better make him one too!

I don't have a proper photo as yet of the Christopher Bubba on his new quilt as he was busy sleeping or drinking up his Mama's milk when we took it over, so here is a photo of my girl giving it a test drive.

But here is a photo of the beautiful boy himself just 5 days old here, I think.



I've put this post on the My Creative Space blog of Kirsty's (my first time) so if you want to see what people are creating, click here.

PS I've just realised it is supposed to be a sort of "work in progress" creative space but never mind - this one happens to be finished.

10 comments:

Miss Prudence said...

It really turned out well Hester. Fantastic, pop over to my blog I have left you a little something....
oh that baby could be eaten up! gorgeous mmmm, mmmm.

CT said...

Heather! I love the rainbow quilt!!!! way to go!

Melissa said...

I LOVE the colours! Its beautiful!

Miss Prudence said...

Pop on over to my blog, I left something for you! : )

Mandy said...

Oh I love a rainbow of colours. Well done on your quilt, it's terrific!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Simply stunning! Well done! xox

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Well done! Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Tammie said...

the quilt is lovely. i think its so neat the way you were able to work in fabric featuring things they loved.

and the baby, oh my! just beautiful. i can almost smell the sweet baby smell.

i read a couple of bloggers who do the my creative space thing. i think its so inspiring.

hester said...

Thanks for all the kind words from old and new bloggy mates. I promise - the next quilt will be DIFFERENT!

Welcome back Tammie! I'm loving reading of your Oregon adventure.

le @ whoopwhoop said...

I love it ... it has turned out so well :) le xoxo