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Saturday
Oct092010

a quilt for baby M

My mother deserves all the credit for this beautiful little quilt. She let me help pick out the fabrics, but she cut and stitched and pinned and quilted it all on her own. And I LOVE it. When I look at this quilt I see my mother in it, her perfect corners and her neat rows. It's as if she stitched a bit of herself into each little triangle. My little girl is so very lucky.

The pattern we chose is the Flock of Triangles quilt from Denyse Schmidt's beautiful book, and I've been wanting to make it for years. I have a weakness for bold quilts with simple, geometric patterns, especially when they are on a white ground.

I've been taking weekly and monthly photos of Baby M on this blanket, and I love seeing how big she's growing. When I started she was only about five triangles tall, and now she's almost eight!

The photo above was from Week 2, back when Baby M was still on a breathing monitor due to her early delivery. I'm happy to share that the monitor is long gone and that her legs have now probably tripled in size. She is a chubby happy three month old, and we about die each and every time she smiles.

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The quilt is lovely and it's wonderful to hear that your baby's doing well!

10.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

the quilt, and those cute little baby feet, are both gorgeous!

10.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Every bit of this post made me smile from the triangles to the polka dots to the colors and of course baby girl's chubby healthy legs. Lucky girlie! Another moment I wish wish wish I could sew. xx

10.14.2010 | Unregistered Commentercheryl

what a beautiful quilt..love the colors and patterns.

love this! the red, the triangles, everything.

10.21.2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

LOVE! so precious.

10.21.2010 | Unregistered Commenteramy

I like how this turned out. The prints are great together.
In all my sewing, I've still never made a real quilt...I'll keep this pattern in mind for the future.
(in response to your question on my blog...I'm not pregnant yet, but warming up to the idea. It's confusing for others, but Adam and I try to talk about it as much as possible so we'll be more prepared when the time arrives!)
I hope you and your family are all well. I liked your mini pots of pumpkin pie :)

10.21.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTess

LOVE this quilt...I'm a huge Denyse Schmidt fan too :) it's posts like this that make me wish I possessed mean sewing skills (or any kind for that matter!). Is your Mom available for hire? :)

On an unrelated note, those pumpkin pies are adorable. I may have to make those...soon. I need a distraction from unpacking!

11.19.2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

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