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« on: January 31, 2009 04:35:20 PM »

Hey all! Well, this is a bit late in coming, but my brother and his wife had their first baby about 10 months ago. Before the little peanut was born, I started working on a quilt for him. They picked really cool colors for his room, green and red with lots of other rainbow colors mixed in, nothing too baby-ish or little-boy specific (though they knew he would be a boy). I wanted to make the colors match, and I love green and red, but I didn't want it to look like Christmas, so I added a dark khaki color, too. I left the center blank so I could embroider his name once he was born. I was at school three hours away when he came, and my sister called me at four in the morning to tell me, "It's Colin! Start sewing!" So I embroidered like the wind, and drove home the next morning to give it to him.

I stupidly forgot to get a good, flat picture, so all I have are these silly ones. Sorry!
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With daddy:


They took his first portrait on it!:


And just to illustrate how much changes in 10 months, that's the baby now!:


It was done with paper-piecing, in hand-dyed cotton lawn. Originally one of the squares had concentric circles in it--but the outside one was tan and the inside one was red, and it looked JUST like a nipple when I was done! I didn't want the poor kid to be going to a therapist in his 30s and saying "I think it all started when my aunt made me this quilt with boobs on it."
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009 05:16:12 PM »

I really like the pattern and colors you chose. I loved the story that went along with it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009 05:47:59 PM »

Very cool!  Great quilt, and I agree - great story!  I especially like the part about not wanting to make a nipple quilt!  He'll be happy growing up with a cool aunt!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009 12:36:21 AM »

LOL at the nipple quilt!! Well done. Its great!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009 04:04:22 AM »

It is lovely.

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009 11:57:20 AM »

Thanks guys! Grin I think his parents are pretty glad I didn't give him a nipple quilt, too.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009 06:03:17 PM »

lmao at the boob quilt!  It's beautiful, and so is he (and such gorgeous eyelashes!).  Did you embroider his name by hand?
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