I was asleep at the wheel and did not remember to get this post written and scheduled ahead of time. I have been busy with lots of quilting. I have also been helping my husband set up a new website, which I hope I can share with you soon. Excuses aside, I do look forward to Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge‘s monthly Throwback Thursday link party, and today I want to show off the baby quilt I made when my cousin Beas was expecting her first child (pronounced like yellow and black honey making bees).
My mom and I made the quilt together in a week back in January of 2010. We selected the fabric together, I did all the sewing / quilting, and she did all the ironing. It sure is handy to have a buddy iron for you!
That means baby Dare is now 5. Where has the time gone? Beas and Dare actually are both named Stephanie, as is the matriarch of the family. Since all 3 of these beautiful women share a first name, they have found nicknames along their paths in life. Dare Bear is a sweetheart and my husband has fond memories of her sitting on his lap in the calm hours leading up to my brother’s wedding in April 2012. She politely asked him for some of the “trees” off of his plate, which he was thrilled to offer her once he realized she wanted some broccoli.
I was a bit nervous about making and gifting a blue and yellow quilt for a baby girl as I wasn’t sure if they would prefer something more “girly”. However, Beas assured me quickly that it was perfect – even the perfect shade of Tar Heel blue. And as the photo above from this past weekend suggests, the quilt is being used and loved which makes my quilting heart happy.
The quilt is made of log cabin blocks and the pattern and fabric came from a local quilt shop here in my town. This may have been the first quilt I used a walking foot to do the quilting on, and I recall taking a loooooong time to quilt each heart in the center of the log cabin blocks.
Linking up to Throwback Thursday.