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Friday, April 30, 2010

Time to go to the Post

I finished it! Hurray! Now I can mail it off this morning. Niece is patiently waiting to receive her goody bag. I have added a couple of baby outfits to the diaper bag. They were all newborn size, hence the mailing them now, instead of waiting to hand them to her. I'm afraid that Parker will be too big for them by the time I can come visit.

I'm really happy with the way this quilt turned out. I love the colors and hope Mom and Dad love it also.
Just a close up of the quilting. I quilted the last verse of the "Teddy Bear Picnic" in the red border. I did a small stippling around each of the bears in the middle. Now they really puff up and out, making them more visible.

Remember the pinwheels? Here they are again, now with more quilting. I added his name on one side and birth date, weight and inches, on the other side.
Hopefully these quilts will be loved and used. I feel that all my quilts should be used. My BFF's grandmother (who taught me to quilt) felt that you shouldn't use her quilts. I guess they were just suppose to look pretty on the bed. Well I want mine on the bed and used. My quilts were made to throw on the floor and then in the wash. Nothing to frou-frou for a child.

Have a great weekend,

Take care, Brandie


Miriam said...

Congratulations on the finish! Those teddies are gorgeous!

I am sure both the quilts will be well loved and used.

Lori said...

It will be perfect! I agree about wanting my quilts to be used.:)

Sue-Anne said...

They look fantastic Brandie. I love how you quilted the verse and his birth details on them. It makes them just that little bit more special.

Carrie P. said...

Great job! They will love those quilts for sure. And great job on the quilting.